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Foam-Rolling Wednesday

I was a little worried about today’s “recovery run” after a 12-miler yesterday (which is my long run) but Woo-Hoo it was great! Managed the 5 miles at a teensy incline in just under 47 minutes (9:19 pace). Some foam-rolling was definitely in order though. 

Seriously, this is the best invention ever. So simple. So awesome. I’m in love with my foam roller. <3

I have a pretty basic cheap one from Wal-Mart:
But I'm thinking about upgrading to a more "serious" looking one...with more bumps and grips.

Those of you who foam roll--do you think it will make any difference, or should I just save my moolah? Any recommendations? I'm pretty happy with mine right now, but I do sometimes wish it would work out the knots just a little bit more, you know?

Dinner was a tofu stir fry with brown rice frozen meal. I added some extra veggies to bulk it up a bit. Delish. 
Amy's Organic Teriyaki Bowl w/ extra Kale


  1. my foam roller looks like yours, but sigh, i never use it! i want one of "the sticks" - that is what everyone swears by! :)

  2. I have not used a foam roller but I have a "Tiger tail" that works wonders. I keep it at the office.

  3. Save your money! I think the standard foam roller (without the grids) works the best! But that's just my opinion :)

  4. I just ordered my first foam roller! Can't wait to try it out!

  5. Well, Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog and I'm excited to see that you live nearby! You are going to love the Scenic City Trail Half! If I weren't about to deliver a baby, I'd be doing that one too! I know nothing of foam rollers but am considering getting one when I start up my real training again in a couple of months... do you have plans to do the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon or Half?? If you do, sign up now b/c it fills up early!!
    Looking forward to reading more from you :)


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