Stretching is an aspect of fitness that I've often
I am a MOVER. Stopping to stretch, holding a (sometimes uncomfortable) position for any amount of time serves to mildly frustrate me. For me, it not only takes physical discipline to stretch, but it takes more mental discipline to STRETCH than to, say, run 26.2 miles.
I believe, after heavily incorporating weight training into my fitness regime for four years, I have actually REDUCED my flexibility. I know this would not have been the case had I MAINTAINED my flexibility from the beginning. I have never experienced injury in training. (That was my justification for NOT stretching. "I've never injured myself due to lack of inflexibility.") My husband only attributes this to the fact that I am "strong". Stretching takes discipline and is a commitment, if one plans to maintain or increase her flexibility. (I speak from experience.)
In preparation for the upcoming Tulsa marathon, I have been