Last night, after giving one of my regular sports nutrition talks at a local Running Room (basically Canada’s national running store – whether you like it or not), I popped over to a sports/fitness/supplement/
musclehead store next door and bought myself a new foam roller. I’ve been finding mine is just not able to quite give the intensity that I need (plus, as you saw previously, I’m starting to dent it!). So my friend Jen bought a new one and was RAVING about it…at first I just thought that she needed an intervention with the amount of time she was on this thing for…but let me tell you, after just a few rolls last night I was fully indoctrinated This thing is AH-MAAAAAAAZING. And I can’t stop rolling!!
|I’m pretty sure Abby wants to attack it with her teeth!|
At this point, I don’t know why I’d ever have to get a massage again! Now, let me be clear on something. It’s no walk in the park. It’s like a sports massage…you want it to end but at the same time LOVE the pain!! I was thinking my legs were in good shape when using the old roller…but OH MY, on this new one? My quads are FULL of knots!! And my hammies were screaming but that was the great part – on the other roller, I can’t really get into them at all.
|Look at those teeth biting in! LOL!|
If you currently use the smooth foam roller, I HIGHLY recommend buying one of these ones…but if you’ve never foam rolled, I would suggest starting out with the smooth one…this one might scar you! LOL!
Our walk this morning started off with Abby throwing down right in front of the house. REALLY??? (It was pitch black outside so I had to use a flash with the camera!)
As it started to get lighter, we got to see lots of wildlife this morning. Some critters that are cute and you want as a pet…
And others that, quite frankly, you are terrified of.