Monday, October 24, 2016

Couch to 10K Week 9 Review - Everything Hurts

I know what you are thinking. What happened to weeks 7 and 8?!?! Life. Life keeps happening! I have this lofty goal and as much as I would love to have more time to run it is getting very difficult to do so. I won't run in the dark and I keep running out of daylight! It is already dark by the time I get home from work and even if I WAS a morning person, it isn't light out until just before 7 when I have to start getting ready for work. On top of trying to squeeze in these runs when I can - everything hurts. OK maybe not everything . . . mainly my calves. I keep stretching and doing yoga - which does help. But - the soreness still remains. 




I can't spring for a deep tissue massage after every run. Even if I could financially afford to - I don't have the time! (Did you see the first paragraph, people?) Luckily, I have a solution! I received this product in exchange for my honest review. (Also, if you purchase this using my links below The Dreamer Family receives a small commission.)



What the heck is this?! This is the 2 Live Infinitely Foam Muscle Roller. Translation = heaven in cylinder form. You can use this little beauty to soften those tight muscles - and not just in your legs!

I have also been using it for my upper back / neck tightness as well. Sitting at a desk all day really does a number to my upper body.

Using your body weight and a bit of your own muscle power - you roll along this guy and it perfectly give direct pressure to your aching muscles! The 'trick' is you HAVE to relax your muscles. I know, they hurt! With a little practice you will soon have nice, loose, and pain-free muscles!

Sore calves? No problem!



IT band tight? Got it!


Sore back? Feel better quick!


This dog is seriously ALWAYS in the way! I can't keep him away from this roller. Even he likes to lay over it or next to it. I keep it up HIGH when I am not around. He did eat my entire dinner tonight. (I am STARVING!) He can't be trusted.


What sore areas are you excited ease with the 2 Live Infinitely Foam Muscle Roller?



FYI: If you are trying to read my T-Shirt it says 'Sweat like a pig to look like a fox'. It is my FAVORITE!

 (To follow my journey from the start - view all my running posts.)

22 comments:

  1. This is so inspiring! I've never done a run before, but you make me believe that I can.

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  2. This sounds like a great product. I could use this for my lower back and calves.

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  3. I have heard so many good hints about foam rollers. My whole back is one big muscle knot so I could use this.

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  4. I don't run, but I do strength training at the gym. My legs get so sore after a workout. This roller would be perfect for me!

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  5. I am in the gym a lot and still get sore on a weekly basis. A muscle roller would be just the thing to help, especially after leg day!

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  6. My back for sure. Now that it's getting colder my back and shoulder start to hurt, I bet this would fix that!

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  7. This is such an interesting thing to add into the exercise arsenal. I like the idea a lot!

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  8. HA! I love your dog! That's exactly what my dog does. Good for you and your goals- I'm always impressed with people actually doing it because my famous saying is Tomorrow! That roller looks like a great tool to help ease the pain!

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  9. I would love to try this! Looks like a great addition to my morning routines!

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  10. I definitely want to try that roller! And I am so happy that your dog keeps you company while you exercise. lol. My cats keep me company! lol

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  11. That roller looks awesome, I could use it for my little mini work outs at home. Sounds like it would be great to add in! - Jeanine

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  12. Even if I'm not an athlete, this would be great to have at home. I could totally use this for my backache! I can't believe I haven't discovered this sooner. It's so easy to use and it saves you from having to get one of those expensive massages.

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  13. The 2 Live Infinitely Foam Muscle Roller looks amazing. It would feel so good on tired muscles.

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  14. It's good to have emotional support from your pets. My dog is always right up in my face! Congrats on another week closer to your goal.

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  15. Wow! Keep it up. That roller is pretty awesome.

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  16. I so got to get on this. My workout routine has sort of vanished since the summer!

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  17. It is SO funny because my husband JUST bought this roller from Amazon! His is green and it works great for sore muscles.

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  18. This looks like an interesting product. I'm running my first full marathon next year and I think I need to have this.

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  19. Your dog is hilarious. He looks like a great workout partner.

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  20. It's sound like a great item! I should have one!! Thank you for posting this!

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