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  1. Liz Gwynn

    I’m not a runner, but I’ve always stretched after my workouts. I heard that was better once and just stuck with it. Old habits die hard, I suppose.

  2. I don’t run, but I was told that it is a good idea to stretch or warm-up before any exercise.
    Sadly, I don’t always to it. Full disclosure…right? 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty . I have shared it on social media.

  3. Cindy

    I was really sore when I recently started training for a 10K, so I started stretching a lot. Before, after and between workouts. Then I read stretching could cause injury if you don’t warm up first, and there was no proof it helped after. Still, I think it feels GOOD to stretch and so I do after running. And what about yoga? Isn’t that stretching? It has to be good for you!

  4. Thank you for this reminder. When I was younger, I often skimped on stretching, even when I needed it. As I age, I am reminded daily of the importance of proper stretching.
    Thanks for sharing and cohosting.
    #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty !

  5. You are more a runner than I but I’ve never stretched before a run. And no injuries…YET…knock on wood. I don’t exactly stretch afterward but I don’t collapse in a heap either. Usually slow down and walk a bit after the run.

    Interesting post. Glad to read I am not the only one who doesn’t stretch before!

  6. I played soccer until a few years ago. I always warmed up beforehand by jogging around the field (or gym if it was indoor soccer), then doing joint rotations and gentle stretches. I found that if I didn’t take time to warm up and stretch, I would get leg cramps during the game.

    Jude

  7. I’m a runner and have a half marathon coming up in 3 weeks. Stretching is just so important for runners. I used to skip it but now I stretch and feel so much better for it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty. I’ve pinned and shared on social media. Catch you at the link up next month!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.

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