Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

- T.S. Eliot -

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin, sore hide

Kate the physio suggested that I might want to try a foam roller to work my IT band which might have a positive impact on the position of my knee cap. A roller was duly purchased from the good man Amazon and deliver by the good man postie. After much messing around with Abbott Jr and her comical demonstration / interpretation of how to use the roller, we found ourselves on (the) youTube looking for pointers on the correct methods for using said roller. This provided an interesting insight into the mind of a four year old as she sprawled around on the lounge floor trying to negotiate the aforementioned foam roller.

Once my daughter had been dispatched to the land of nod, I repeated the process of rolling around on the lounge floor making sounds normally reserved for child-birth or ‘private’ time in the bedroom (or so I’m told). There is one word to describe the feeling…pain, absolute bloody pain. I’m led to believe that this should improve reduce with practice. On the flip side, my legs did feel nice afterwards and as someone once said ‘no pain, no gain’. It might be a placebo, but my knee does feel a bit better!! Get one, get it done!

This is how it should be done:

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Oh yeah, I rode my bike today too. 25 miles, nice.