Monday, July 14, 2008

My new best friend...

If you have never tried one of these, I highly recommend getting one. This foam roller along with the Stick are two tools that I have found very helpful.

The foam roller was recommended to me by a girl at my local running store, Roadrunner Sports. My hamstring and IT band have been giving me problems lately. I woke up after my 15K with pain alongside my knee indicating a worsening IT band. It hurt me all week, so I rested and didn't run for a week. Every day I iced it and used the roller. Rolling on my IT band hurt like heck, but I think I finally worked out the problem and now I feel fine!
The Stick is perfect for my calf muscles before a run!

5 comments:

jillwillrun.com said...

I tried The Stick at my marathon expo and loved it! It felt great on my leg muscles, even before the big race. I need to pick one up sometime!

Alissa said...

Did you get those things at roadrunner sports? I always thought the only way to get one is to order it. They just put in a huge Roadrunner store here but I'm afraid to go because I know how much I will want to spend money there! If they sell foam rollers I might just have to go. I've been needing to get one.

Jenn said...

Ya know I've always seen The Stick at the expos and wondered if it worked . . .thanks for the recommendation.

Lisa said...

Alissa, I never saw the foam roller on display, but the girl helping me said they have tons in the back. You should ask. You will love Roadrunner! They have a great selection of shoes. Their clothes are a bit spendy, but they have a clearance center where you can get FANTASTIC deals. I also love the fact that you have 60 days to try out a pair of shoes. I bought a pair a month ago that I don't love and I am taking them back this week!

jodes said...

I've been wanting to try the foam roller - maybe now I will. I have the stick and i LOVE it.

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