April 28, 2009
Now that my ankle feels better, I want to do everything in my power to make sure I don't hurt myself again. The physical therapist I've been seeing says the best way to do that is by remembering to stretch all of my muscles after every workout (when they're warm and more pliable). Running uses your legs, glutes, abs, and back, and if one area gets tight, it can pull on other muscles and cause another overuse injury. I searched shape.com and found an allover stretching routine that only takes 10 minutes. See it for yourself here.