Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I did a quad stretch

WHOO HOO!!!!

I realized yesterday that either during my run yesterday or during the family whiffle ball game on Sunday I did something that made my quads a bit sore, so I was thinking during my run today that I needed to remember to stretch really well after I finished up. I did a long HOT 3.62 miles in the HOT HOT HOT (okay it's only 81 but if felt hotter than that), and when I walked into the air conditioning I immediately sweated out 14 pints of sweat and had to strip off my running clothes. I drank 18 glasses of water, then remembered...STRETCH. Hamstrings? check. Calves? check. Quads? yipes...I usually do that with my shoes on because I can't quite grasp around my ankle and pull my foot to my butt, I have to grab my shoe. No shoe. I thought...can I? And so I tried. It was a bit slippery and awkward, but I managed to grab my ankle and pull my foot up to my butt without grabbing a shoe, shoelace or sock!!!

I like that story way better than the one I was going to tell you about how Friday night I fell off a curb in front of 80 or 500 college kids and skinned my elbow and knee and was immediately relegated back to the fat clumsy old lady. Yeah, that story is just embarrassing. Never mind.

10 comments:

Alice said...

first off: dang! 3.62 mi!? YOU GO GIRL!

secondly: god, i have fallen like that SO MANY TIMES. the best was when i did it in the MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION in france, and had people leaning out of their cars asking if i was OK.

Penny said...

Are quads the front of your thighs? If so mine hurt too, I think it was from sprinting to the bases....and here I thought I was in shape!

Jen L. said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaay! Way to go!

Sorry you fall down and go boom.

creative kerfuffle said...

dude, does it count as a quad stretch if your butt is big enough to touch your foot w/out pulling it back there? just wondering.
i fell down in the grocery story parking lot a couple of months ago. yeah, call me grace!
soooo impressed w/ your running and stretching. i'm really thinking about starting to walk in the mornings after i take the boy to the bus. walk, mind you. i will never run. ever. unless there's a fire.

kilax said...

Whoa! That is hot! I am happy you remembered to stretch. Do you feel better?

Did you just laugh off the fall? It's no biggie, right? :)

wafelenbak said...

Quad stretch + embarrassing fall = karmic/universal equanimity (I think I'm getting too into yoga with talk like this!)

DAVs said...

Ouch, sorry about the fall. And the quads. Keep up all the good work. Well, not the falling.

Shelley said...

Cool beans with the quad stretch - I remember the first time I tried one I nearly fell over...and my foot did not get close to my butt, either!

HopeFool said...

ha ha, yeah...
first story = much better

Fatinah said...

eh, I fell down the stairs after accepting my diploma from College. In front of EVERYONE!!

congrats on being able to grab your ankle - I'm sure hubby will be happy you can now do that with your shoes off! HAHAHA

 
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