Runners love to congratulate themselves on how positive they are. We have all of these inspirational sayings about getting up when you fall, turning loss into opportunity, taking one step at a time… you know what I’m talking about. I bet you have your own favorite saying that keeps you going when things are tough. Take, for instance, the old saying about life handing you lemons and making lemonade. Well, if lemonade is the best thing that you can think of to do with lemons, then I feel bad for you and your lack of creativity. How about a lemon drop martini? Or lemon meringue pie? Or Lemonheads? Or, I have a better idea; how about this: THROW THOSE LEMONS BACK AT LIFE. AIM FOR THE CROTCH!
Sore feet? Can you blame them, after all your pavement pounding? While you might prioritize your hammies or quads or booty during your post-run stretching, remember that your feet need a little love, too. They are, after all, what you literally run on. Imbalances in your feet affect your entire body and stride. These imbalances can put you at risk for common running ailments such as plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis. Ugh!