Gardening and running are not necessarily complementary activities. (Moan.)
I love to garden. Spent Sunday afternoon weeding and deadheading and generally crawling around outside playing in the dirt. The results:
When I went out to run this morning I was so sore I could barely move. I managed to stagger through six miles and made it home for chocolate milk and a shower. I’d really rather not do that again on Thursday.
So… The solution?
Later today I’ll haul it out and hurt myself in the interest of enjoying my next run just a little bit more. You’re familiar with this instrument of torture. Right?
Now rather than bore you with instructions – since you’re probably way ahead of me on the whole roller thing – I’ll post another link to some exercises I like the look of. Except the upper back. No way am I messing around with my back. The hamstrings, quads, glutes, and etc; they all need a little attention.
Wish me luck.
And just so you know that I believe gardening is worth the pain…two more pix for your enjoyment.
Happy Tuesday pals.