Impossible commuting stretching

Having recently read an article in my Women’s Running Magazine I was delighted to have to go to London for work this week, so I could put their advice in to practice. No it wasn’t a scenic running route around the various London Parks (that was the half marathon I didn’t get in to, the one that has fleeced me-literally-of £45 for a hoodie that they will send to me in June when it’s too hot to wear it, but then they are custom making it for me-yeah right-sorry bitter and twisted rant over!), it was an article on maximizing your time and using the commute to do your stretches. Now I am always looking to do 2 things at once so was keen to give their routine a go.

Feed back for the writer of this article

  • Have you ever been on a train or tube?
  • ‘Shoulder stretch’ impossible for those of us vertically challenged, would become ‘shoulder pull out of sockets whilst on tip toes’ very quickly
  • ‘Chest stretch’ this from what I can make out involves sticking out ones bosoms, now believe me I am no Dolly Parton but if I had tried that I am sure I would have either been arrested for soliciting or would have pushed someone out of the doors
  • ‘Calf stretch’ well this is truly risky, and am certain I would look like I was trying to pole dance the emphasis is on the word try.
  • The tubes I travelled on flexing my baby finger would have even been difficult.

So those of you who frequently travel on trains if you see someone acting strangely around the poles please don’t call the police, they are WR readers.

On the running front another 2 miles ran at 5.30 before day one of commute then all those escalators aggravated the knee a bit but better now. Now am trying to think fitness and miles are the most important things at the moment but am so pleased that I’m not too much of a snail after a month of relaxation.

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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3 Responses to Impossible commuting stretching

  1. oldbagrunning says:

    sounds like an excellent article!

  2. abradypus says:

    Lol – I’m so glad that I now live close enough to work to cycle. I used to commute on the central line, and flexing of little fingers would have been well nigh impossible. Silly writer!

  3. fortnightflo says:

    don’t be bitter an twisted about RPH…pick another run you want to do and I’ll do it with you. Is there a good one in November we can do? I should be up to your pace by then…

    I shall try the stretches on my commute through London today…

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