In order to effectively do my job, I have to demonstrate certain techniques on the ice. Because I'm quickly approaching the big 40, I have to make sure I stretch regularly to prevent injury. When I was younger, there were many times in the day that I set aside for stretching. Now, it is much more difficult. I managed, however, to find the perfect time. My husband thinks I'm totally crazy (which I probably am), but I do it while I'm brushing my teeth. I have one of those electric toothbrushes that beeps when you're supposed to switch sides. I hate just standing there waiting, so while the toothbrush scrubs my molars, I put one leg up on the sink and stretch. When I hear the beep, it's time to switch sides.
It only adds up to 2 minutes of stretching, but once I have started it's hard to stop. Usually, I continue for another 10 minutes, then I'm relaxed and ready to go to sleep. I only wish I could read my book at the same time. Oh well.