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Remembering to Stretch

February 11th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

I used to be the queen of icing and stretching after a long run.

Especially because I had pesky IT band issues.

But now that I’ve been running shorter distances I let this habit fall to the wayside and, wouldn’t you know, last week my IT band started acting up again. Not enough to where I couldn’t run, but enough to let me know it’s there. Kinda like a little knock on the door……..saying hello, remember me???! :)

And since I’m running the Rite Aid Cleveland 10k in a few months I jumped back on it.


I stretch before I workout, after I workout (sometimes even during! haha), and at night before I go to bed.

I make sure my old lady butt gets to the gym early so I have enough time to stretch. While the youngins are warming up, I’m usually still stretching. :)

But it’s working. And I feel great! Everything is kinda just falling into place right now – I’m loving the results.

Are you diligent about stretching? What do you find needs the most attention? Definitely my IT band, ankles, and shoulders – they’re the worst!

I’m an official blogger for the 2014 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. I received a free entry to run the 10k in exchange for blogging about my experience. It’s my most favorite race!
  1. February 11th, 2014 at 21:44 | #1

    Im tryingggg to stretch more. Ive been taking flow! Glad youre feeling good

  2. February 12th, 2014 at 07:54 | #2

    I need to get back to it too.
    my IT band is AnGrY!!
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  3. Lori
    February 12th, 2014 at 08:57 | #3

    I’m with ya on the IT band…my rolling stick and I have a love/hate relationship. My hamstrings/lower back are always the first to tighten up if I’m not doing enough stretching.

  4. February 12th, 2014 at 11:57 | #4

    I am diligent about stretching AFTER a run and AFTER a workout. And I am doing more yoga too. I do think stretching is important… especially as I age!

  5. February 15th, 2014 at 01:19 | #5

    I haven’t been in the past, but now that I have an official training plan for the 10K it’s definitely something I want to make time for. I don’t know very many stretching positions though haha. Got some tried & true ones you’d recommend?
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