It's Friday! I don't think I'll ever not be happy when Friday rolls around.
My new shorts came! I ordered a pair of compression shorts from Oiselle because I really needed a new pair. My current pair is form college (yes, they're still working, in one piece), but i knew I needed to replace them eventually. The new ones came yesterday, passed the "30 minutes on the treadmill" test, and they're a keeper! They're exactly the length I wanted too, which I was very picky about. I have soccer thighs, and even body glide doesn't help.
Since I needed to test out the new shorts, it also meant I was able to get another run in during the week. That hasn't happened in quite a while, and maybe my motivation funk is passing by. I hope so. Running's always been my stress release, so getting to run twice in one week, and not yet at the weekend, felt good. I know I need to get consistent, and I hope I can get there.
I do have to admit, I've completely failed at keeping up with yoga. I always try, but eventually fall off the wagon. What I have started doing is my own stretching routine. I have no particular order, and some stretches aren't done every day, but there are a number of stretches I do hit every day after my workouts. I foam roll, and might even shower to get the muscles loose, but I make sure I hit all the major areas, from hamstrings to hip flexors, to inner thighs, to the IT band. I make the time to do these stretches and I don't have to worry about routines. If people say stretch, I'm stretching :)
The ones I make sure I hit are ones I've done in PT, and then some great yoga poses like:
* low lunge, then stretch the quad (like in Pure Barre)
* sitting twist
* I've seen some different names, but I call it firelog
* Seated forward bend, both legs together, then separate
* I'll also do frog, but not every day
Now that I have this routine, it's easier for me to stick with it. I was even doing it in the hotel room in DC.
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