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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.

  8. I have been thinking the same thing about my walks and workouts….I probably should be stretching more afterwords but have not focused time on it as we are often quick to leave where we are getting back to kids etc. I know it has benefited me in the past to stretch and keep my flexibility up some.

    • I’m a big proponent of stretching after exercise while my muscles are warm. I have a tendency to rush through the stretching, though, when I’m in a hurry. That’s the problem with doing it last.

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