On Sunday I participated in the Big Sur Half Marathon in Monterey. It was an absolutely gorgeous run where I ran alongside the coastline and could feel the spray of ocean water whenever a monstrous wave crashed over a boulder.
Two days later and I’m quite sore, but I think the tiger tail has played a large roll in helping mitigate the soreness in my legs. (I’m no longer waddling like a duck!) Tiger tails, as I’ve mentioned in my previous post, are mini portable foam rollers that basically give you a deep massage. They help ease the knots in your body. Although the tiger tail can be used on all parts of your body, such as your shoulders and back, today’s post will focus on how to use it on your legs.
When I first got my tiger tail, I honestly didn’t have much of a clue on how to use this…’thingy mabobber’. My uncle had recommended it in hopes that it would help me with my ankle soreness as we trained for our full marathon (which it did!). Thankfully I had him to show me the ropes, but for those of you who don’t have family members or friends who can help you with this, I’m here!
Today’s post is a little different from my previous posts. It contains my first video! I generally prefer being on the other side of the camera, but I figured a video demonstration would be much more useful and clearer than a step by step typed up explanation of how to use the tiger tail. Check out the video if you’re interested in learning how to relieve sore muscles using the tiger tail.
I’m sure my next video will be better as I’ll be more comfortable being on that side of the camera. For now, I hope that was informative for you all!
Also, remember that I am not a doctor or physical therapist. If you really do have some type of chronic pain, see your doctor.
I hope your week is going well and can you believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving!? I almost have the pumpkin pie recipe down. I promise. Fingers crossed that the third batch will be better. Until Thursday, stay happy and healthy y’all!
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