April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Erika from MCM Mama Runs, and Patty from No-Guilt Life.
This week's theme is Favorite New Running Product. After a great race this weekend, I wanted to review the thing that helped me the most in last minute preparing: a new foam roller.
At the LA Rock n Roll Expo, I was in the market for a new roller. I bought one last year there that I love and I also have one from years ago. It is starting to bend so I wanted something steady and hard that I will be able to use for a long time.
I ended up buying the GridX Roller. I got a discount on it at the Expo so it was 42 dollars with tax. They also gave me a strap so I can carry it around.
This is their newest version of the roller as it supposed to be twice as firm. It has 3 types of surfaces: a flat one (supposed to represent a palm), long ridges (represent fingers), and short ridges (represent fingertips).
It HURTS to use. There have been times when I have gotten tears in my eyes-no joke. However, it works and it does loosen me up faster than my other rollers.
Not going to lie, I found new "sweet" spots in my legs and I am dreading going to use my roller now as it works so well. It hurts so bad, but feels so good! I am hoping it will help me with my recovery this week.
They have a whole line of products I want to explore and see if anymore would be of interest to me.
What type of roller do you use?