Maybe my culprit is that I never stretch. So, last Sunday I went to a Yoga Class for "Athletes". The entire class incorporated these long deep stretches and poses that we would hold anywhere from 2-5 minutes. After the class I felt like a noodle! However, I am still really stiff in my hips. My coach *a fellow Oiselle Team member* Mollie Turner (Website Here - Piece of Cake Running) told me to incorporate some serious stretching and yoga into my daily routine. The poses we completed in the Restorative Yoga class where:
- Happy Baby (Longest pose. My hips/inner thighs are super tight; coming out of this pose was painful)
- Downward Dog (We did this a few times, I always walked out my feet to give my calves a little love)
- Forward Fold
- Crescent Moon
- Hamstring Stretch (Used a rope to pull leg further towards me)
Last night I came home and my knee was still bothering me. So again, I took my coaches advice and took cellophane wrap and wrapped my knee with a package of frozen spinach. Today my knee feels much better! I missed my scheduled 5-mile run yesterday (late school night) so I'm swapping it today with my scheduled rest day.