I did it

Last night I did it. I finally did it. I broke down and bought a foam roller. I had to, I’m desperate this week.


Let’s start from the beginning. I promise I will not whine, I’m just going to state the facts. Deal?!

When I got home from work last night I put dinner on the stove{on low}, put my running clothes on and headed out the door.

Mile 1: omg my legs are killing me.

Mile 2: will they ever loosen up?

Mile 3: I’m turning around, screw 5 miles

Mile 4: Fine, I’ll keep going, but my legs still hurt. WTH?

.5: Oh, now my legs want to wake up. To bad, I’m done.



My calves were SO tight for the entire run. I tried stretching them every way I know how, but nothing was doing the trick. Then I walked up the stairs to our house. AH! I can feel a golf ball sized knot in my right calf.

I take a cold shower. Yes, it was hot yesterday and I was sweating buckets.

Knot still in my calf.

Tell Chris I’m going to sports authority to get a foal roller. NOW.

No time to wait and order one offline. Need it ASAP.

Go to sports authority.

Torture Device bought.


Try & foam roll calf. It doesn’t seem to be getting deep enough.

Chris massages my calf. holy crap that hurt.

Ice. Calves & Toes.

Foam roll some more. I can feel it now, but it’s just not getting it.

Chris massages more.


Wake up.


Foam Roll. OH! There it is..rolly,rolly,rolly,rolly.

I’m taking my foam roller to work. I’m sure I can find a few minutes to roll while I’m there.

I have specific goals for Gasparilla this weekend and this little calf knot is worrying me.


10 thoughts on “I did it

  1. Hurts. So. Good.

    I should get on the foam rolling bandwagon. I have one, but I don’t use it nearly enough. I had a tough run last night and I am feeling it big time today.

    • I think I might ask Chris to foam roll me {lol so dirty sounding} tonight. This knot does not appear to be leaving any time soon. 😦

      • I was just thinking about asking Chris to inflict torture with the actual rolling pin. I think that would be the easiest way to do it. Ugh. Scared.

    • It does hurt so good. It’s really hard for me to inflict pain on myself. 😛 I kind of wimp out and ease up a little, which probably isn’t doing me any good.

  2. I swear I think some of that might be genetic… sometimes, not even from exercising just from daily living Aaron will try to work out a knot in my back or leg or something and I’ll just about scream from him poking me. Not cool.

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