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.