Hint: The answer I’m looking for is “in Amy’s class”.
As part of our effort to prevent injuries and enable you to finish strong, Beit T’Shuvah’s Mind & Body Institute will be offering classes every Tuesday at 3:00 on the patio. These sessions are open to residents, staff, and community members. Amy will lead you through stretching and strengthening exercises. If you’re not a resident, please bring your own mat to be sure we have enough for everyone. Please call to confirm in case times/days change.
Even if you’re thinking, “I felt fine on the run/walk on Sunday. I don’t need that.”, I would encourage you to go anyway. We are going to be putting in a lot of miles over the next six months, and if your core and leg muscles are weak, tight, out of balance, or in any other sub-optimal condition, you are putting yourself at significantly increased risk of injury. Those little problems that you may not even notice now will become big problems that can’t be ignored.
This is my fifth year on the team, and I’ve watched people blow off this and other advice year after year, and within about 2 months, most of them are injured. So, all I can say is even if you can’t attend these classes on a regular basis, I encourage you to take the stretching and strengthening seriously. We have lots of information under the “Training Tips” menu on our team website: http://running4recovery.com/. Please check it out.
Okay, I’m done lecturing. 🙂
I look forward to seeing each of you next Sunday feeling strong and ready to do your best.