Most of my runs take place with my MRTT crew on the beautiful trails surrounding our neighborhood. For the most part, we can cross through the intersections with a brief pause to check for traffic. There are, however, 2 busy intersections we frequent where we are required to wait. So what’s a runner to do at the stoplight? Stop and stretch? Keep moving?
Runners thoughts From a Stoplight
Noticing all of the different movements my running friends were doing at the stoplight got me thinking about what others runners do at stoplights. Here are a couple of activities I’ve witnessed lately. Do any of these look familiar to you?
Upper body stretching and calf stretching seem to be the most popular moves I’ve seen.
A few runners enjoy alternating but kicks to keep the legs moving.
Running in place
Need to keep your heart rate up? Running in place seems to be a popular move.
Water and Fuel Breaks
Perfect time for a little hydration and refuel?
Me? I am hoping that the auto-pause on my Garmin has kicked in and I am happy to just stand still for a short break. Tell me what do you do at stop lights? Do you like to just enjoy the short rest or do you prefer to keep moving? We runners really are a unique bunch aren’t we?
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