Monday, April 1, 2013

Sticks and stones

After my 8 mile run (in the rain!) yesterday, I came home tired and I know I should have stretched and treated myself well.  Instead, I took a quick shower and headed out to dinner with my family to celebrate my husband's birthday.  Fortunately, other than being heavy and tired feeling, there was no residual "ouch" in my legs - but I know that I'm playing fast and loose (tight?) with my running health, and that I ought to take better care of myself.

(Especially considering my history of shin splints!)

Reading SUAR today, I was reminded once again of my lackadaisical attitude about stretching, massage, etc, and started wondering - am I the only runner in America who doesn't have an intimate relationship with her foam roller? I do own The Stick, and I use it occasionally, but it's not something that has become habitual.

So what about you? Yay or nay on the self-inflicted torture self massage?



  1. Stretching? What's that? Ha. I don't do....any. None. Zero. Zip. Zilch.

  2. I rarely stretch and I don't even own a roller. I do not cross train and I certainly don't lift weights. I know that these are all bad habits that I need to work on, but I just hate doing those things!

    1. I don't blame you, not one tiny bit. Running to me is fun. Everything else is just.... exercise.


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