So aside from the 5k I did yesterday, I’ve been a mega-blob the past few days.
Why? I have horrible pain in the side of my neck, to the point where I can’t sleep and I’ve been taking pain meds every few hours in an attempt to dull the pain. I even spent most of today sleeping.
Go see a doctor, you say!
I agree, I respond!
I got laid off in May, and instead of going with “first born child” expensive COBRA, I signed up with Blue Cross CA. I called them today to find out what the hell the status is with my freakin’ insurance and it’s being held up by the doctor that performed surgery on me in April. His office is closed today, but I’m going to his office tomorrow at 10 am and getting this straightened out.
So the only thing I can attribute the neck pain to is maybe my new uptick in jogging for triathlon training. A close friend of mine did the 5k with me yesterday and now is complaining of leg soreness – turns out he didn’t stretch after the 5k, and doesn’t know WHAT type of stretches to do!
Therefore, this post is dedicated to informing ya’ll on some stretches for jogging and/or cycling.
As there is a ton of information on the interwebz, I won’t regurgitate the content on my post but link to it for you to click through on.
- You stretch AFTER exercise, when your muscles are warm, not before!
- If cycling long distances, you can do some stretches on your bike, or hop off while at a stop and stretch.
- TotalBike.com has a great page, complete with pictures of all the stretches you should do as a cyclist.
- The pictures are goobery, but here are some basic stretches for runners
Any stretches/advice on how to prevent/reduce sports related injuries?]