Sunday, January 15, 2012

103 days to go...

End of week 3!  I'm so excited.  I also figured out how to put my training plan on here (look at the tabs above).  So, week 4 will be the same as week 3.

My run today was so good - actually got the runner's high and my endorphins are still flying!  FIVE miles - wow.  I'm very proud of myself.  My legs felt strong, my energy was good, my breathing was good, my pace stayed steady.  Probably need to utilize my foam roller after that run.

foam roller - a firm foam log that is primarily used for myofascial release. They come in various sizes but they are generally six inches in diameter and three feet long. People using foam rollers typically use their own body weight and position the sore or tight muscle groups directly on top of it. The pressure from this causes a release in the muscle. A foam roller is often an alternative for seeing a massage therapist. It is an inexpensive, yet highly effective way to treat and prevent the most common injuries seen in runners.

Here is the one I have - I don't use it like I need to, but that needs to change.  I have a love/hate relationship with it.  It can be VERY painful... but in the end, I'm usually so glad I used it!


  1. I have the same roller & have found it very effective in loosening up my calves. I also don't use it as much as I should - I am having a difficult time being coordinated enough to use it by myself - I usually wait until the weekends when the husband is home and make him use it on me.

  2. lol Mamabug - i'm not even sure i'd know how to HAVE my husband use it on me - ha!