Spring has sprung,
which makes for awesome running weather.
Today it was accompanied by a little wind,
but it was a great day for a run.
And as I ease myself into a training program
I was face to face with another lesson I’ve learned
along this injury battle.
Spend time warming up.
Today I forced myself to walk for at least 5 minutes,
stretch, and then walk 2 more before I started my run.
I can’t say that I can tell any difference
but I’ve been reading that its important to warm up before exercise.
My old “warm-up” routine consisted of putting my key in my pocket,
setting my watch, and walking for about 20 seconds to the path.
Then Boom! Off I went.
So, though today may not be the day it feels any different,
I’m starting a new habit in hopes that someday it will.
I’m warmin’ up. Are you?
What does your warm-up routine look like?