"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Trigger Point Grid : IT Band Miracle Worker?

As the title suggests, my thoughts about the Trigger Point foam massage roller are still in question form.   However, having a slightly aggravated IT Band over the past few weeks, and on occasion during past training cycles, I decided to shell out the $36 and give this number one rated therapy tool a try. It is due to arrive tomorrow.

You should know that once I placed the order, I started watching some of the how to videos that are out there from various trainers. My initial response, “Uh oh, the IT Band might be the least of my worries."  Just getting up on this thing, like the example below, is certainly a high injury risk proposition in and of itself. But given the seriousness for which I am approaching Chicago, I don’t want to take any chances.  I’ll give it the ol’ college try and see what happens. I likely won’t be providing any videos, but I’ll let everyone know how it goes.

By the way, I did get some excellent feedback from other runners who are certain of the Trigger Point’s magic.  I would love to hear from anyone else that has tried one of these out.  Let me know what you think and if there is a secret to its use.

For IT Band Relief

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