Runners are resourceful. Have a blister? Slap some duct tape on it and run long. In the era before Body Glide, Vaseline was the best thing to prevent chafing–and is still used for “old school” marathoners. A few weeks ago a good friend introduced me to a fancy muscle roller she had purchased. I looked like a dumb bell but had bearings and a block that allowed you to work over sore muscles. I loved it and wanted one. But I just couldn’t pull the trigger on 60 dollars. I had used foam rollers and before yoga class, I usually go over my Achilles and calves with my Yogi’s foam roller. Still, 17 dollars for a three foot rod of foam was still a bit much. Then I had it–a brain storm. I was in Target yesterday and bought my new muscle roller for less than 5 dollars.
Voila! a common kitchen dough roller!