If you live in the Pacific Northwest, I'm sure you have heard all week about the horrific storm that we were supposed to have. “Even worse than the 1962 Columbus Day Storm!” they said. The local news channels were trying to play it down as just very windy, but there was some news article on Facebook (we all know that everything on Facebook is true right?) informing us that life as we know it was likely to fall apart. So, like a natural mama bear, I freaked out Wednesday night and made my family move everything we owned that could possibly be moved if a car hit at 80 miles an hour, into the shed or indoors. That's about everything outside!!! The hubs was not too happy about it. Then, Thursday morning, I sent my husband out (eye roll and all) to fill up every single fuel container we own with both diesel and regular gasoline. All this because, ya know, impending DOOM was upon us!
So, now that we are fully prepared for a zombie apocalypse (shot gun shells and all), I couldn't very well go out hiking in such a windstorm. I contacted my partner in crime and we agreed that maybe we should stay home on Sunday to repair the damage that the wind storm would createon Saturday. But the windstorm never happened. So, here I am all well rested and with no steps on my Fitbit. What is a girl to do? Well, I hopped on YouTube to search for training videos for hiking of course! Plus, I decided to take a super soggy walk around a local lake.
I came across these videos for stretching before hiking which I think are amazing! Stretching before and after a workout is super important. In my opinion, it’s just as important as the working out itself! I can't tell you how many times I have had a client come in for a massage because they over did it on a work out, didn't stretch enough and now they’re in pain. In my opinion, you need to stretch before and afterwards. Some trainers may disagree with me, but just make sure to listen to your body and do what is best for you! The stretches in these two routines are amazing. I plan on using these routines before and after each hike from now on.