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Today’s purchase.


I limped through another BMF class today. There was a little too much running for my liking but that serves me right for promoting myself back into the reds too soon. At least I can now manage a moderate speed which is a vast improvement on last weeks full ahead slow. Actually the initial discomfort in my hip soon disappears once I get warmed up and moving (slowly) so I had few excuses for stopping to rest other than my burning lungs because of my complete loss of fitness!


I was back at the physio this afternoon where I purchased this new orange instrument of torture to reach parts of my over-worked muscles that the foam roller cannot reach. I also had acupuncture for the first time having some needles put into my ITB and glutes. Much much less painful than massage!

This evening I have declined the kind offer of DIY physio services from my younger son with a compass! I am sticking with my stretches, foam rolling and working out what to do with the rubber orange spiky thing!

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

7 thoughts on “Today’s purchase.

  1. That orange spikey thing, isn’t it meant to go in to your tumble dryer to soften clothes as they dry?

  2. You could have got one of these: http://bit.ly/n96MT2 but they are more expensive to maintain.

  3. That is a scary looking orange spikey thing. I don’t think I want to know how you use it 🙂

  4. We have one of those rubber orange spiky things, but it is green and it has a little hedgehog’s face at the front and it squeaks when Buster picks it up. It was only £1 at the £1 shop. I hope you didn’t pay lots more for yours! 😉

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