Is it cool where you are? If it is, I’m jealous of you! Big Time. I need some cool weather. I know I sound like a broken record but it is soooo hard to run in the heat. Yes, it is a bit cooler here but not that much. Still 75-80 at 7am in the morning and still 90-94 in the afternoon; and humid as hell….but I still got my 5 miles in today so that’s that.
Have you seen this yet?
I’m in love. The Candy Corn Oreos are my favorite. I’m going back to buy more tomorrow. You know, in case they run out. There could be a national shortage on candy corn oreos and then what would we do? Yeah, you know what I’m sayin, stock up.
Now on to a completely unrelated subject. Foam Rollers. Lately, I’ve been foam rolling a lot. I’m sure most of you who are training for marathons are probably doing the same. I have a couple of foam rollers like this one:
One came from a sporting goods store and cost around $40 and the other came from Walmart and was under $20. I actually have two different ones from Walmart and I like them a lot.
But you don’t need them. If your budget is as tight as the lid on my husbands quarter jar, let me tell you about an alternative.
A few years ago, I was having some extreme tightness in my hip and I was very sore and I had a race coming up and I didn’t have a foam roller. So, I did the only thing I could, I grabbed a wooden rolling pin out of my utensil drawer. To this day I use a wooden rolling pin at least once or twice a week. I have several of them and whenever I’m at a garage sale or an estate sale, if I see them, I pick up extras.
In my opinion they work just as well for my calves and hips. For my hamstrings I prefer the foam rollers but in a pinch, the rolling pin works too.
Do you use a foam roller? Have you ever used a rolling pin? Did you buy the Candy Corn Oreos yet?