Time For Some S&M.

It’s been ten days since my 50-miler and I’m still a bit sore. Nothing in particular – just a little bit of everything. I’ve started running again and it’s been… challenging. I’ve even had to resort to some S&M.

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No, not that! Stretching and massage!

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Umm…

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Hmm…

Anyhow, I don’t regularly stretch. I haven’t been injured in a while *knock on wood* and this falls into the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” camp. With that being said, I’m feeling it the last few days. My calves. My quads. My hips. My back. So, I’ve been doing some basic stretching. Hopefully, in a few more days, I’ll be as good as new!

I could probably use a massage. Well, I definitely could. I always could. Most elite athletes agree. When discussing recovery tips, massage is a common theme. While it can be pricey, it is definitely cheaper than numerous trips to the orthopedist.

Hopefully, this stuff works! My next race is a month from tomorrow. Don’t worry, if it doesn’t work, I have a backup plan.

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2 Responses to Time For Some S&M.

  1. OmniRunner says:

    A roller and some ice packs may work for you. I roll my legs almost every-night. When I’m sitting around I usually have an ice pack or two on what ever area is bothering me.
    Cheers – Andy.

  2. Both Jesse and I try to get massaged about once a month, along with (almost) nightly foam rolling and stretching. My muscles stop working well if I don’t keep it up!

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