Did you catch our podcast on prehab and injury prevention? Dimity and Sarah were joined by Amanda Johnson, the marketing manager at TriggerPoint Performance Therapy (a.k.a. the company that makes the brilliant GRID foam roller), who explains the benefits of therapeutic self-care, such as foam rolling. The ladies talk about empowerment and the power of taking care of the body from the ground up, to both avoid and overcome injury. (If you haven’t had a chance to listen, check it out here.)

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One major box of recovery.


Because you can never give too much attention to prehab and post-run recovery, we’re following up with a TriggerPoint Therapy giveaway!


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The massage ball in action.


SBS makes rolling a regular part of her routine, waking up 5 to 10 minutes early just to roll. Here morning schedule: “My daily date with a TriggerPoint Therapy GRID 2.0 starts by lying supine on it with the firm roller vertical under my spine. Then I shift it horizontal so its knobby “fingers” can release the kinks in various parts of my back. I then focus on my lower body. It’s not a pretty pose, but I position the GRID horizontally under my hip flexor while I bend my other leg off to the side so I can roll a small range of motion, working deeply into the front of my hip (basically the crease between my torso and leg). If my Achilles has been tightening up on me, I also roll it—or I spend a minute or two rolling my overworked glutes. I stand up, feeling looser and more ‘at ease’ in my body, ready for whatever workout is on tap for the day.”

Now you need to get rolling! Two winners will each get one of the new TriggerPoint balls, plus a TriggerPoint Therapy tool of her choice. Choose from a kit, a roller, an STK, winners’ choice! To enter, tell us what part of your body needs some TriggerPoint love. Could be your fire-you-up-the-hills quads, your stooped-from-breastfeeding-sessions shoulders, or your cramped-from-high-heels calves. Tell us in the Comments section below this blog post on our website, and you’ll be entered to win.

The details: This running giveaway sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States and Canada. Part of a series of weekly running giveaways, it begins on 8/10/16 and ends on 8/16/16. We will announce two random winners on our Facebook page on 8/18/16, as well as notifying the winners by email. One entry per person. The value of each prize ranges from $50 to $155. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.