After last weekend’s race shenanigans I felt all sorts of “off”. My foot was bothering me a little, my back was talking to me, and I was exhausted. Combine that with a short and busy week and I knew I needed to take it easy. I decided to go back to basics. What exactly does that mean? I thought to myself, if I went back to any of my PTs and described these symptoms, what would they have me do?
Back to Basics
My answer was that they would probably do soft tissue work and have me do the same at home, plus start with basic core exercises. So that’s what I did. Every day this week I focused on foam rolling, mobility, and core work. I also did a little walking and some running over the weekend.
This week I totally slacked on taking pictures. I mean, how many pictures of a foam roller can I take? But I think this week was exactly what I needed. There are also some things starting this week that will hopefully help me to get healthy again which I will share in another post.
Rather than listing out “foam rolling” seven times, I thought I would share some links to other posts I have done about foam rolling, mobility, and core work. Hopefully next week I will be back to my regular workouts!
Foam Rolling and Core Work Links
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When was the last time you took a few days or a week to just “reset”?
Do you foam roll every day?