No round of New Year’s resolutions is complete without an intention to lose weight or exercise more, right?
Isn’t that what everyone resolves on Jan. 1? It would seem so by the increase in volume at the local Snap Fitness.
I gained three pounds (which might be accounted for by an overly salty Chinese take-out meal or a big bowl of pasta for dinner) and I covered 1,005 miles in 2011, so I’m not too keen on losing weight or exercising more (how do I know I went 1,005.62 miles in 2011? Attribute that to a Garmin accurate to a hundredth of a mile and an obsessive streak of recording it; I just love my runner’s journal).
OK, enough with the obsessive detail, Minnesota Transplant. Sheesh.
I’m not resolving to exercise more, but I do, however, resolve to exercise differently:
I hereby resolve to stretch after every run.
My sciatica is acting up (do I sound like an old man?) and I think it may have something to do with the fact that my hamstrings are tighter than a 20-year-old’s creamy skin (oh, when you’re 20, you have no idea your skin is in the best condition it’ll ever be). And those hamstrings may be tight because, oh, I never stretch.
I used to do yoga regularly, and I’m thinking I could use a few more up dogs in my routine.
And so, in addition to making a comfy nest and embracing technology, I resolve to stretch.
Oh, and one more thing. If you’re into my annual new year’s resolutions, check it out here.
Tomorrow, we’ll wax nostalgic for the old year passed.