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Post-Run (or Just Anytime) Poses

24 May

The Lululemon blog recently posted these great five post-run poses for running recovery:


Check out the post for the how-to specifics. I can’t wait to do these stretches on my quest to heal my IT band. My doc suggested I work on stretching all of my leg muscles, not just my IT band. These poses seem to cover the hole gamut!

On a related note, I did my first exercise last night since the marathon that broke me I survived two and a half weeks ago. I busted out the ol’ stationary bike and did 40 minutes of easy riding while I caught up on my latest issue of Women’s Health. Then I moved on to this short 26-minute yoga practice. It felt so good to be moving! As for balancing, I couldn’t balance for the life of me. I looked like a drunk sailor trying to do yoga. I blame it on the IT band.

I miss running. I wonder if it misses me.