Rest and relaxation

“Rest.”

I didn’t, of course.  It is Janathon after all.  Instead, I did a little bit of strength work* and some foam rolling**.

* A very little bit.  I’m trying to get into the habit of doing some strength work little and often.  “Little” has proved easy.  “Often” on the other hand…

** Please, I beg you, please will somebody point me in the direction of a well-designed scientific study which shows that foam rolling is an utterly pointless pastime, or failing that, point me in the direction of “the idiot’s guide to foam rolling painlessly”?

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A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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8 Responses to Rest and relaxation

  1. Katrina says:

    I have never foam rolled, but I guess sitting on my backside eating biscuits doesn’t call for much in the way of post exercise management!!

  2. runtezza says:

    A foamidable achievement!

  3. plustenner says:

    foam rolling – not for wimps

  4. kellyu says:

    I had advice from a physiotherpaist who is also a World Championship level marathon runner, and she said that when it comes to foam rolling, you’ve probably done yourself the most good in the first 2 minutes.

    She also suggested getting some moisturising lotion and massaging your calves for an age – i.e., sit down in front of entertaining film for 90 minutes (or however long film is) and doing some massage of your calves the whole way through the movie.

  5. mercyjm says:

    I have decided that my Janathon activity (I have exempted myself on the grounds of serial crapness) might be commenting. So well done, and ouch

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