I’m not your average runner. Generally speaking, I don’t stretch, foam roll or get massages. Sure, there have been times when my quads or hamstrings ached after a race and I needed to stretch them out, but I did not have the right tools for the job.
There’s been a few times where I had a sore hip and actually have taken both a tennis ball and a rolling pin to it to help! The main reason I think I haven't been a roller is that I don't like to inflict pain on myself. Same reason why I don't tweeze my own eyebrows! I'm a total wuss.
As a Chief Running Officer with RunEatTweetAZ, I was given the opportunity to try out a cool M80 Groove Massage roller. Look at this beauty – in my favorite color, orange!
Even though I’ve never owned a roller/stick and wasn’t sure how to use one, this was pretty obvious. This was the perfect accessory to roll out my hips, hamstrings or quads. This 15” roller is corrugated and SOLID (and because of that, unforgiving). There is no give when you are rolling, but that really helps isolate the area and work it out.
The Grooves in the M80 Groove are specifically designed to allow them to reinvigorate and stimulate muscles evenly. It’s virtually indestructible and easy to keep clean. I would definitely recommend using this on a soft surface - carpet, towel, yoga mat, etc.
I’m excited to get to use this after my next half or full – that’s when I really need to work out the kinks and get some relief.
Want to win one of these for yourself? Head on over to the Run Eat Tweet AZ Facebook page, where they are giving 1 roller away a day between April 6 and April 10 (5 Rollers!). Good Luck!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!