Roll It Out

My legs are super sore after a long, hard week of runnin’ and stuff. I was hoping to get another 10k in before Sunday but I had to slow down and listen to my body. No 10k training run before my 5k race on Sunday – I’m too sore.

However, I can proudly say I’m now a member of the foam rolling community. My husband bought me a foam roller for Christmas and I’ve used it here and there. It’s a love – hate relationship 😉

mother runner foam roll

I’m not as graceful as the lady in this photo….and not sure if I would do this outside as I’m sure people would laugh at me 😉

My week’s workouts looked a little like this:

Sunday: 8k (Before Easter Dinner)

Monday: Rest Day

Tuesday: 6k Terrible Run

Wednesday: 8k (2 on the treadmill and 6 outside)

Thursday: Indoor Soccer Game. We won 6-1 and are in the final game next week!

Friday: Unplanned Rest Day: Foam Rolled/Epsom Salt Bath

Saturday: Planning to run an easy and slow 5k today, we’ll see if it happens!

Foam Rolling Friday Night

Last night I was really wanting to get a little 5k run in and planned to rest Saturday. I got through my day at work with lots of aches and pains after sitting, going up stairs and even getting in/out of the car. Whoops! I didn’t stretch after my soccer game the night before and now I was paying the price 😦

Instead of running last night, I took a HOT bath with Epsom salts and foam rolled for a little while. Hurts so much but felt so good! Here are two “foam rolling” blogs that I used:

1. Kate Moving Forward – Basic Foam Rolling

2. Gina from Fitnessista How I {foam} roll + a video

When I woke up this morning, I had this message on Twitter from Maritime Race Weekend:

I am running the Tartan Twosome Sept 12th: 5k at sunset and Sept 13th: 10k at sunrise. It was a pretty awesome way to start your day!

Do you foam roll? 

Every “forget” to stretch after running/soccer/a workout?

Do you win stuff from races you sign up for?


10 thoughts on “Roll It Out

  1. congrats on your gift card win, winning things always makes me so excited! I really need to start foam rolling more, I was really good about it when I first got my roller but have gotten much lazier.

  2. Foam rolling is definitely a love/hate, and I would be lying if I said I did it as often as I should. And I forget to stretch all the time. Good thing my body reminds me how stupid I am for leaving it out!

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