Today, I eschew the reviews in favor of a public service announcement: Stretching is dangerous, teammates. Yes, I know all the gurus say that post-run stretching wards off injury, but I'm here to tell you that it can very well lead to injury.
After my past four runs, stretching has proven to be difficult and dangerous. I can bend over and touch my toes all right. But it starts to get hairy with Downward Facing Dog. Suddenly, I'm swarmed. I have to jolt from my relaxed position to protect myself. My head starts to feel all wet. When I switch to a stretch that has me lying on my back, however, is when the real pain begins.
Here I am trying to fend off the dangers of stretching. I apologize that my camera work is shoddy while being mauled. In case you haven't already met him, this is Dobson. (Coincidentally, the blur in the upper right corner is my other Dobson.) Every time I'm seated or on my back stretching after a run, I hear the clatter of his giant paws bounding toward me. He's a menace. I'm never stretching again.