I’ve not been as consistent with stretching as I would like. I am stretching my calves and circling my ankles 3-4 times a day but I’m not putting time aside specifically for stretching because I have so much on.
This morning I decided to switch my road cycle for a stretching session.
I spent an hour stretching my calves, hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteals and ankles.
I was recently shown an ankle strengthening exercise by Vixx from Kinetic Lifestyle. The first exercise is to pick up a pen or pencil using my feet. Then I hold the pencil between my toes and write my name. The exercise is challenging but I’m sure it will help improve my ankle strength and flexibility.
I did a couple of pilates exercises too because my sacroiliac joint has been playing up a little bit this week (I think it’s stress related).
I’m trying to find a balance between my desire to just go out hard and do lots of miles, my body’s need to work up to hard training after the four months off last year, and my other commitments (university and TAFE studies, work, and family). It’s just all about patience right now but at least I’m not injured and am feeling fit.
Total: 1 hour stretching and pilates