Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Foam roller of death.

I get to run 2.5 miles tomorrow!!!!!!!

Baby angels are smiling upon me. I live in the best area surrounded by numerous running partners, and one of them happens to have a PT husband. Seriously! Baby. Angels.

Brandon Judd, a PT and athlete himself, took some time out of his busy schedule to check out my knee tonight. He confirmed that I do indeed have ITBS, but thankfully it isn't advanced. (So glad I pulled back when I felt something going on!) He showed me some stretches, some strength training exercises, and he showed me how to use this:
Apparently "The Stick" is the weak man's way to roll out muscles. Have you ever used a foam roll? Be prepared to look like this:

Folks. I would rather give birth to another one of these:
than foam roll for 5 minutes twice a day. Did I mention that the above posted birth happened without drugs? I need an epidural for this foam roll.

This sport is torture. Oh, how I love it.

Thank you, Brandon Judd! And if anyone lives in the area, check out his bike shop in Heber City- Slim & Knobby's.


Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Glad you got some help and can work of fixing that IT band! I use my foam roller every day and love it, and I promise you--IT GETS BETTER! It barely bothers me at all now.

Lisa Staples said...

I've never tried a foam roller. Not sure if I want to now. lol