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Alanis Morissette in January 2010 Issue of Runner's World

Speak Up: How Do You Relax After a Workout?

Alanis Morissette has turned into a serious running junkie, competing in not one, but two marathons this season. In the January issue of Runner's World, the Grammy-award winning singer shares that running has become a lifestyle and credits it for making her healthier and happier.

After running the singer says she takes an ice bath — yowza! The frigid baths help calm the inflammation that results from a long run: "They say for every mile you should be a minute in ice, so I've been doing that. It's not too pleasant, but you get used to it. It's quick. In and out."

Besides ice baths, Morissette is a big fan of napping after her workouts. She likes to load up on a high glycemic meal and spend an hour knocked out on one of her many futons.

What's your favorite way to relax after a long workout?

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vanillabean vanillabean 7 years
As mentioned above, if I don't have to rush off to work, then I love, love, love to soak in a hot bath, put on some comfy clothes and enjoy a snack and cup of tea or glass of wine (depending on the time of day).
jkat jkat 7 years
Stretching, and then if I have time steam room + deep conditioner. Heaven.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
Well I work out every day for almost two hours... so relaxing after a work out isn't exactly what happens after I am finished. I typically work out and then get to work with other things on my to do list... but typically after a work out I will take a shower and prepare myself for the day, so I get that is slightly relaxing?!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
Hot shower and a nap if I have time.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I take a nice long hot shower and put lotion on, then I get dressed and sit and relax with a cup of coffee for a while.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Just a hot shower.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Just a hot shower.
kclulu kclulu 7 years
I ran 12 miles yesterday and absolutely did NOT take an ice bath after. You would have to drag me kicking and screaming,I HATE being cold and I would not be able to tolerate that. As long as I eat properly and refuel after my long runs or hard workouts, I don't really need to do anything extreme to recover. I certainly could always go for a foot massage though!
kclulu kclulu 7 years
I ran 12 miles yesterday and absolutely did NOT take an ice bath after. You would have to drag me kicking and screaming,I HATE being cold and I would not be able to tolerate that. As long as I eat properly and refuel after my long runs or hard workouts, I don't really need to do anything extreme to recover. I certainly could always go for a foot massage though!
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
I know ice bath is good for recovery, but this is one thing that I still haven't try.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Ha I was going to say ice bath. Hardly relaxing but the best way to recover post long run. Runs over 12 miles and I fill the tub with cold water, dump in a bucket of ice, put on a sweatshirts, and sit with the water up to my hips for 15 minutes.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
didn't she also recently say she likes getting high on pot and going for runs?
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
yesterday I went for an hourlong run outside and then took a nice long hot shower. I know it's not so eco-friendly but sometimes I just need one for my sanity.
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