Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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


6 comments:

  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! :)

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

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

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

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  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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