Green Bird Fitness didn't host classes Thursday June 18th to Tuesday June 23 as I was driving to Kentucky with my husband for a family wedding. We drove for 9 hours and stopped Memphis on Day 1 and then the rest of the way on Day 2. We stayed in Kentucky for two nights and then drove for 8 hours to St. Louis. We stopped in St. Louis to see a friend then drove 14 hours on the last day of our road trip.
I give you all these details to illustrate the sheer amount of time we spent in that car. Out of the 6-day trip we spent 4 days driving for 8+ hours. This long car trips meant tight hip flexors, tight back muscles, and an inactive body. Staying relatively active and getting in some regular exercise was definitely a challenge. I did not work out as much as I planned, but I did stretch a lot more than planned.
Below are a few of my favorite stretches while on this crazy road trip. The stretches ended up being up being way more important for me. I badly needed some way to counteract the inactivity and overall very tight feeling after a long day in the car. Part 2, coming up tomorrow, we'll talk about the exercises that are easy to do while on the road.