This is probably boring. I'll sandwich it between baby pictures to make up for that.
On the short list of Things Which Would Improve My Life, sub-level Over Which I Have Control is "longer hamstrings". I am aware that my life is quite charmed.
Anyway, my physical therapist gave me exercises for that a couple years ago. Because this is an actual thing, not just me wanting to be better at yoga or whatever. He assured me that six minutes a day for six weeks would do the trick.
I've never made it more than two or three days, because getting a good stretch makes me feel so much better that then I think I can skip it. I'm telling The Internet this so I might stop being such an idiot.
Since being told that longer hamstrings would help me out a bunch, I've gone and had a baby. One of the things about baby care that I feel like no one told me is that you spend a lot of time getting up and down with your hands full (of 10-20 pounds). I had no idea that I used my arms to help myself as much as I did.
So, I've built a lot of leg and knee muscle, but apparently not so much with the ankles (see yesterday). The new leg muscle is almost certainly contributing to the shortness issues.
I'm really trying this time. Not just because I hang out all day with a tiny person who appears to have no hamstrings, calling the shortness of mine to attention. Because, honestly, I probably move in such a way that I think "stretch your damned hamstrings. You'll feel 100% better." at least five times a day. I need to just do it.