Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Day 8 of 12 Days of Carlee’s Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by for the eighth day of my BIG giveaway! I am BEYOND BLESSED to work with some amazing companies who have offered up some of their awesome products. Not all of the giveaways are necessarily sponsored by the companies (meaning, some of the stuff I had at the house and wanted to spread the wealth), but even still, they are all companies I love and want to spread the word about.

Just a word of warning: Make sure to stop back daily as I will be having a new giveaway every day for the next FOUR days and would hate for you to miss out on any of them. Also, some of the entries are available daily (ie tweeting about the specific giveaway, pinning a picture on Pinterest, etc), so if it is an item you are super stoked on, I’d recommend entering as many times as possible.

Day 8 - 8 Sets of 2 6” M80 Rollers


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When I first started running I didn’t know much (and, to be honest, I am still pretty clueless when it comes to most aspects), so all I did was run. With the repetitive movement of pounding the pavement (with no cross-training, strength-training, stretching, etc), my IT Band quickly got angry at me. After some Googling, I decided I needed a foam roller. I didn’t know much about them (and with me being “frugal”), so I just ordered a tube of foam off Amazon. It worked well enough, but after a few weeks the foam started to depress in the middle and I knew I needed something a little more sufficient if I was going to continue running.

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Around that time I remembered seeing that RunEMZ mentioned an M80 Roller and I figured if it was good enough for her and her crazy running endeavors, then it was more than enough for me! I ordered mine and haven’t looked back!


The M80 Rollers are sturdy. Picture a piece of PVC pipe with some foam on the outside of it. It doesn’t have much give, but that is exactly what my legs need. I absolutely love my roller (even though, at times, it is more like a love/hate relationship). I makes my legs scream "THANK YOU" (but sometimes I really want to scream obscenities because it hurts so good ;) ).


I try to roll (and stretch) every evening before going to bed (it has been an easy habit for me to get into while watching TV and unwinding after a long day). My legs can tell if it’s been more than a day or two since my last rolling session. [PS If you are interested in seeing some videos about how I roll, check out my post here.]


Matt, the owner of M80 Rollers, is AMAZING and has offered up two of the 6” Grenade rollers for EIGHT winners! Yup, eight people will be walking away with two of the these amazing rollers! The 6” size is great for travel. You could keep one at home and one at the gym (or you could gift one to your BRF).

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a Rafflecopter giveaway
HUGE thanks to M80 Rollers for sponsoring this giveaway and supplying the prizes! I swear, your legs will thank you for introducing them to these rollers! And just in case you aren't one of the lucky eight, Matt has an AWESOME deal going on that you do NOT want to miss out on!

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As with all of these giveaways, they will run for seven days. The winners will be selected on the eighth day. This one will run through December 14th at 11:59pm. The giveaway is open to US residents only. The winners will be contacted via the email address associated with their Rafflecopter account and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. All entries are verified, so please be sure to complete them or a new, random winner will be selected.

Enter early and often; some of the options can be done DAILY
Best of luck to everyone who enters! 

136 comments:

Ivie Hasegawa said...

heck yeah I do!!! And mine is just about dead, so this would be PERFECT!

Helly B said...

I do foam roll and have an M80 <3 but would LOVE to gift one to my hubby as he travels a lot! :) (and add to my collection :D )

@hellyontherun

KookyRunner said...

I currently use an Addaday roller (non foam) but I could use a good foam roller! My current one is too big and bulky!

Amanda Gehring said...

I actually don't foam roll yet! I used to in physical therapy, but I don't have a foam roller set of my own yet.

Chelsea Prior said...

Oh, do I ever!!! It's becoming a nice habit for me!

April Gage said...

This is a habit I need to get into! Love the colors on these! I want a purple one!

Duchess said...

I have not yet foam rolled...but I know I probably should...

Stephie said...

I do.... but not as often as I should :/

Josephine said...

i do... well i try to... def slack on it

Tami said...

I do but not as often as I should. Need to be more vigilant about doing it!

Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes said...

What an AWESOME giveaway! I do foam roll but not as much as I should.. shhh!

Sarah Hartman said...

Oh yeah i foam roll.. From back to legs I love it!

Unknown said...

foam rolling is amazing!

- Judith

Amanda Mangus said...

I use "the stick" right now, but I foam roll at the gym and would LOVE to have one at home!

Jen Small said...

Im so horrible abput rolling and i know better...id live to have one of these then NO EZCUSES RIGHT?

Tanya said...

I need to be a lot better about rolling--having some aches and pains and just need to make the time!

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

I have a big foam roller but could use a smaller/firmer one. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

Riley Gilcrease said...

Oooh! I need one of these pants

see_tiff_run said...

I have a stick instead of a foam roller. I wish I would have gotten the roller originally!

Megan Biller said...

I've been foam rolling more than ever this training cycle! Amping up the mileage always results in sore muscles :)

Shelly said...

I do foam roll but I could DEFINITELY use a sturdier one! Mine, too, is becoming a bit deformed :(

WVRed said...

I do not because I do not have foam rollers. But my IT band would love this for Christmas.

Kristin said...

foam rolling has helped my running tremendously! I need to looking these rollers.

Walt andMonica said...

I do roll. I am frugal and got a plain foam one from a big box store. but this one looks awesome!

Chasity said...

My IT band needs this......it stays angry a lot.

Natalie said...

Not like I should. I am bad.

Liz Mitchell said...

This would be good for my fascia.

FunRunner said...

No I don't foam roll just because I have been too cheap to buy one, but I know I should!

JD said...

Awesome! Thanks!

Andrea Lawson said...

Yes. My IT bands demand it!

Tara Lambros said...

My legs would be forever grateful! Thank you!

Krysta Jensen said...

Want to try it!!

Tara said...

I don't foam roll nearly as often as I should.

Sara Lim said...

I don't foam roll because I don't have a foam roller!

Megan Johnston said...

I don't roll as often as I should! :)

Jenn13.1 said...

I could definitely use a smaller foam roller for travel.

Michelle said...

Never have foam rolled before...maybe I should give it a try!

Kerri Pavlik said...

My favorite roller by far!

Paul said...

I have a cheap foam roller too and am SO ready for an upgrade!!

Paul said...

I have a cheap foam roller too and am SO ready for an upgrade!!

Jaz said...

When I remember! I really did wish I foam rolled more often though.

Knoxie13 said...

I roll occasionally but it's a habit I'm trying to get into more. My foam roller is massive, like 4 feet long, so a small one would be so much easier to maneuver!

Jamie said...

I do, but probably not as much as I should! ;)

Dani said...

I don't because I don't have a foam roller! Would be good for me I'm sure!

Jenny said...

Not as much as I should. It hurts lol ��

Lindsay W said...

This is great! I would love to try this brand. If it's good enough for Emily AND You, it must be awesome!!

Dez Fuhrman said...

I don't foam roll, I need to build my core muscles before I try to roll my leg muscles. Safety first. I can see how this is something I should start doing.

Amanda said...

I love my foam roller but want to try a M80.

James Murdoch said...

I've never used one of these before. I can see how it would be good to use though. I'd love to have one!

Bain said...

foam rolling, oh how I love to hate it! Here's the funny part: the very first time I tried foam rolling, I was working with a personal trainer in Portland. She had me do every crazy painful position, and I felt...nothing. Well basically nothing. It was like a light massage, even with my full body weight on it! I'm not sure if it was because I was still 20-something, or was doing yoga daily, or what, but I was like, "um, the point of this is what?"

Christina Cookson said...

Foam rolling is the only way I'm able to keep running! I've battled knee injuries and then recently horrific shin splints and without my roller I'd spend way more time on my couch.

Amanda said...

I have just recently really got into foam rolling after having knee pain from tight muscles, it's quite helpful!

Dani Holmes-Kirk said...

i try to foam roll every night. My PT said I should be doing it at least twice a day so working on getting to that point.

KindalAlysse said...

Everyday! :)(well I try to every day haha)

Kimberly Altman said...

YES! Almost every day!

xoxtinao said...

I have a roller stick I use sometimes but it's a little difficult to get some areas with the stick form... I would love to have one of these!

stlshoegirl said...

I don't as much as I probably should and my my IT band isn't so happy with all the miles I've recently run so I probably should get into this habit.

Jennifer @ Run Jenny Run said...

I love my foam roller -this is a new to me brand I would like to try.

Emily Allwardt said...

I do but I need to be way more consistent!!

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Hagan221 said...

I put a foam roller on my Christmas list so this giveaway would be perfect if I won, fingers crossed! ;)

Stephanie Abdon said...

my bf wants me to have one but he has already gotten me so much...so this would rock!

Erica Kolsrud said...

I need to be better about foam rolling :( I have made it about 20 seconds before it hurts. New Years Resolution is to do that more!

Lisa Owen said...

I don't roll daily, but I know I probably should!

Elle Taylor said...

I have asked for one for Christmas!!

AER-Runs said...

I've never foam rolled, but the more I've been running the more I think I should start doing it!

Elle Taylor said...

I have asked for one for Christmas!!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Oh yeah- saves me during marathon training!

Jamie Theriault said...

I foam roll EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! I have to!

Amy Lauren said...

I don't foam roll nearly as much as I should, but it has really helped with any injuries and "niggles" I've had. This roller is awesome!

Kristina Serio said...

I'd like to say yes often but the honest answer is very sporadically. I must do better! Thanks for the chance to try a new roller!!

Nicole Krier said...

Oh yeah I do! Probably should do it more though...

Kiesha said...

Not really. My hips could use the IT band rolling love. These look awesome!

Katie C said...

yes, but I not nearly often enough!

Kathy Walker said...

I love to foam roll but would love to have my own and not have to always steal my son's!!

Zenaida Arroyo said...

Sometimes.

Justin Faber said...

I love rolling out my calves and quads

Kristin said...

I've had IT band issues since my first race that happened to be in the pouring down rain-and since then my foam roller is my best friend! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Jenny said...

I foam roll about half as much as I should. I am trying to get my fiancee into the rolling game! Having another roller for him to use at the same time as me would definitely help my cause!

Wendy Rivard said...

I do love my foam roller! I like the name of these...sounds like they're going to blow up my tight muscles!

Beth Reitinger said...

Would love one. I borrow my son's.

Liz Mitchell said...

My dog ate my lastfoam roller.

Jennifer said...

Yes..it rocks

redaussie3 said...

I sure do! I also love my stick as well for getting the ouchies out.

Rebecca Beisner said...

I do but my roller is not as snazzy!

Anonymous said...

yes! but not as often as I should!

-Katrina J

Rosemary said...

What a sweet giveaway Carlee! awesome blossom!

alyssa said...

This is awesome!!!

Plowlady said...

I don't yet, but I would absolutely love to

Elle said...

I currently do not but I really want to win one and start.

greeniejoey said...

I don't have one but I do use a foam roller when I have access to one to help stretch my muscles.

lindsey said...

I could always use a new roller :)

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

Yes! Even my teenage daughters know the love/hate of a foam roller.

Carla M said...

Sometimes.My husband swears by it though and I know he's love a nice roller like this.

Tiff M said...

i think i can count on my fingers the number of times i've actually foam rolled...oops. i need to be a LOT more consistent about that.

blew415 said...

I have not yet, but I know I should

Angela said...

I will if I win!

Jordan said...

I don't foam roll. but I KNOW that I should. I would love to win this!

Chris / What I Run Into said...

Yes, but only at the gym! I have to figure out where to store one at home.. :)

Julie said...

yes I do sometimes.

D Johnson said...

Yep, I love to foam roll.

Ruth C said...

Not often enough :-)

Jennifer Kelley said...

I use The Stick and Yoga Tune Up balls. I haven't gotten into foam rolling yet, but as my training progresses for a full marathon in the spring I think I'm going to need to start!

Jodi Stuber said...

i do foam roll and love/hate every minute!

Libby said...

I ABSOLUTELY foam roll. I have a wimpy one though - probably could use the heavy duty one :D

Ken C said...

Yes I do

:DISTherapy said...

Not only do I roll, but I make sure ALL my patients roll! This roller looks intriguing!!

Brandi Gilbert said...

I love a love-hate relationship with the foam roller #RunnerProbs

mittenrunner said...

Yes! I have a basic foam roller, but I'd love one of the grenade ones! #hurtssogood

Holly said...

I roll occasionally, when I can at the gym. I know I need to more though. I can tell the difference when I do roll. I've been wanting to get a foam roller so I can do it more often at home!

Victoria said...

I actually need a new roller as mine was left behind on a runcation :( I currently use my "stick" after long runs

Jess Rollar said...

Have never tried one but have been wanting one!

insipid said...

I could actually do a better job at foam rolling, so this would be perfect to win!

MomsRunningAdventure said...

Foam rolling is my favorite exercise!!! I could foam roll for hours! My dancers have a love-hate relationship with the foam roller!

Linda said...

No but I want to try.

Kristen M. said...

I do roll, but I wasn't so sure in investing in one at first. I'm afraid the one I bought is no longer firm.

Jo said...

Um.....I try to! Sometimes it is so painful!

Holly King said...

Heck Yes I do!!! Makes me feel fabulous afterwards, though its positively torture doing it!

FireRunner2379 said...

I don't foam roll nearly as often as I should be, although I am getting better at it!

bexisrad said...

YES PLEASE!

AngelWinner said...

No but I will if I win and so will my husband!

Sarah S said...

I try to! I'm in the market for a new foam roller so I've been using random objects.

Rachael said...

I foam roll 2-3 times a week! I use an old Gold's Gym roller though, that could really use an upgrade!

Corrina said...

YES! I need to get a little more regular, but it has been so helpful when I do.

Wehaf said...

I've never tried a foam roller...yet!

Jennifer said...

I just started rolling this year! Can't believe I waited so long! It has made a huge difference in my recovery!

Jessie Lisa said...

Been foam rolling for years and wouldnt be able to walk without it! Haha

Catie Maves said...

My brother is in the process of trying out for professional soccer teams and could really use one of these!!

adagherkin said...

I do on occasion

Anonymous said...

I've never foam rolled, but I've been getting some hip pain and have been considering this!

Sadie said...

I foam roll after long runs.
Sadie B.

Fallon @SlackerRunner said...

I foam roll, but so rarely I should probably say that I don't. :( My roller is just so awkward to use.

Stacey said...

I do foam roll, but certainly not as often as I should.

Sarah said...

I do foam roll - but I'm not as good about it as I should be!!

Meg said...

I do roll, but I should do it more often!

gowafflego said...

Do I own a foam roll? Yes. Do I actually foam roll? No ;)
It is a love hate relationship. I really really really need to start foam rolling my calves..maybe today...or tomorrow...or next month...