You may not know this, but I set a New Years Resolution to do more product reviews. Well... It's November and I haven't done a single one... BUT I also only did one last year so the bar was set pretty low (If you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed, check out the Milkies Milk-Saver Review). I may be procrastinating, but I think I can handle two reviews in the next two months!
Anyway, I really really want to be writing about my training... but last time I did that, I immediately got re-injured... now I'm not superstitious about it, but I am a little sticious (If you miss the reference, we are not friends) So I'm waiting until I get over just one more hump. Head over to myinstagram or follow me on strava if you're interested in seeing my training immediately!
Today I'm reviewing the Rollga Roller. Here's a little background info for you on how I came about this product. Back in 2015 I was training for a marathon, per usual, I was suffering with shin and calf injuries. While ferociously googling solutions to all my problems and watching youtube tutorials on stretches I haven't yet tried, this roller popped up as an advertisement and I immediately wanted it.
It was very hard for me to justify immediately spending the money because as most of you know my husband works in specialty running stores and has access to every roller ever made... and he convinced me that if it was really good it would be in a store of his soon and he could probably get one for free from a manager or something....
Well, He was wrong. I can't tell you why they are not yet in specialty stores, but I do expect we will see these awesome rollers popping up all over in no time. When I saw so many of my instagram friends receiving a roller, I messaged begging for one of my own. I was given one with really no requirement to do anything except take a picture and give honest feedback to my followers. When you have a good product, you don't need to bribe people to say good things about it or to post a certain amount of times per week. For me all the posts have been natural. I'm using this product every day, I love it, and I want everyone to have one! No roller addresses shins like this! and shin pain is a precursor to calf injuries for me so it's been a game-changer.
Anyway... Heres a video to tell you more about it. I did this video because a. New Years Resolutions, and b. I can not say enough good things about it. No one asked me to do this, but after so many people inquiring about it via my instagram, it made sense to move forward toward my goal with this product. I'm so cautious to accept any product offering because I value my followers so much and I don't want them to see my account shift towards a place for advertising, but I will never lie to you about a product, and I'll only recommend things that I really believe in. This is way at the top of the list.
Check out why!
So, as mentioned in the video, check my instagram page for a giveaway! November is a month of being Thankful, and I am thankful for all the support I've received this year in my journey back to healthy running. I can't believe how many new followers I gained while injured, and I truly appreciate all your support!
The only *rules* are to
1. Follow Rollga on instagram @Rollgahealth
2. Tag two friends who would be interested in this product in the comments under the instagram giveaway post
You DON'T need to follow me, because again, this is for you guys and I don't want generic followers... BUT if you want to follow me... that's cool, hopefully more running and less injury this coming year!
BONUS: You respond to this blog post with your favorite method of recovery... other than foam rolling, with your new Rollga Roller of course (make sure your instagram handle is included in the comments!)!
Giveaway Ends 11/13 before midnight, and winner will be announced shortly after.
I truly hope you enjoyed the review and that I was able to give you a good sense of the versitility of this myofascial release tool . I'd love to try out other products and give them an honest review... if you have any suggestions, send them my way!
If you don't win the giveaway, want one of these Rollers, and want to help a girl out, I'd appreciate it if you could use one of the amazon links below. I certainly don't make a living off of my blog, but every little bit helps! It also makes it easier for me to validate spending time doing this when I get some feedback, so if you find this helpful, leave a comment!
Welcome to my blog! I blogged my entire pregnancy in 2017 and I had high hopes for where I could take my running after baby number 2, but my body had other plans. At some point I got too discouraged to write and recently realized that it is essential for my personal growth and development to keep putting feelings into coherent(ish) thoughts. I still hope to run sub 2:45 in the marathon one day, but for now I’m trying to focus on the process and I’m learning to enjoy it. You can come along for the ride, apologies in advance for grammatical incorrectness!