Yesterday my fellow tart of the trails told me about a workout designed for runners that is currently posted on Yoga Today. If you are not familiar with Yoga Today, it is a site that posts free hour-long classes that change all the time. There are multiple options for whatever yoga kind of person you are, which I find quite lovely.
Anyway, I had not been doing so much yoga lately, and this morning I tackled the "Yoga for Runners" class. Adi, the yoga instructor, spoke at the beginning about how this class was going to stretch out the hips and quads, very important for runners-- especially for their knees. Quad stretches, I thought-- how hard can those be?
In case you were wondering--the answer to that question? VERY HARD. Apparently my hip flexors and quads are so tight it's a wonder I can walk upright at all. If those muscles have anything to do with knee pain, I'm suprised I don't have constant knee pain. Bless my little knees for all their hard work in such unfortunate circumstances.
Time to work on those quads and hip flexors. Sheesh.