Alphabet is a strange thing because I had to wait until now to mention one of the most important things when it comes to running! Stretching – I love it. I don’t understand how people are able to exist without it! I love the feeling after a run when you are sweating and panting and thinking that you may possibly cough up a lung, your legs are tense and painful…ok I actually don’t love any of that but then you start stretching your muscles….slowly and diligently; and although you still sweat and pant and hurt, everything just starts feeling so much nicer.
I do both types of stretches – dynamic stretches before a run as part of a warm-up (come on W!) and static stretches after a run to cool and calm down. And although there is no scientific proof that they boost your performance, I really like the feeling. 🙂
4 thoughts on “[S] is for Stretching”
I love stretching. I do a lot of hot yoga and pilates along with other sports and I think it does help. I know what you mean that there’s no scientific evidence, but if it feels good, I say go with it!
I agree 🙂 I have started doing yoga recently and really enjoy it – still have to try pilates but I do suspect it will be something I will like too.
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I’m trying to get into yoga for the stretching. I’m a runner and soccer player, so I need it to help stretch out my muscles.
Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
Thank you! Yoga is definitely something I would recommend even though I am still a beginner.
I like the way I feel after a class!