Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Day 5 of #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas

Thanks so much for stopping by my corner of the InterWebs today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog OVER TWELVE YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 5 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are absolutely AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series (and somehow rig it so I'd win) because they are just that AWESOMESAUCE.

Up for grabs today are: 5 Rolflex PROs.


For today, DAY FIVE, five winner will be randomly selected, each winning Rolflex PRO.

If you've been around my corner of the InterWebs for any period of time, you know I am just as serious about recovery as I am about training. Rest and self-care are part of the program! And I'm always looking for ways to aid my running, which could be anything from a new stretch to a strength training workout. That's where the Rolflex™ comes in!



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Think of Rolflex™ as the foam roller re-imagined. It was designed to provide an easy way to amplify pressure using the power of leverage to effectively apply pressure anywhere on the body, as needed. The intuitive design of the Rolflex™ allows users to relieve the tight overused muscles that come from doing any sport, job or activity. It was specifically designed based on the anatomy and biomechanics of the human body. The unique shape provides awesome leverage with laser-focused pressure without restricting motion, creating an unparalleled therapeutic release of tension.


Around the time I learned about the Rolflex™, the hubby was looking for something to help his weary climbing muscles. It's difficult to use something like The Stick one handed when trying to roll out your forearms (I'm not always up or available when he gets home from the gym). This has been a Godsend to him and he is STOKED to have been introduced to it! (Although he loves using it for his arms, neck and traps, he recently finished his THIRD marathon and has also really appreciated using it on his calves, quads and IT band. #AndHeSaysHeIsntARunner ;) )


I personally love using the Rolflex™ in conjunction with my foam roller, but I could totally see it being a one stop shop. Currently I use my roller on my quads and IT band, but then use the Rolflex™ to get more targeted areas like my calves and feet. I've found it easier to use since you don't have to hold your bodyweight up with your arms and simply pinch the contraption to get more leverage and precision. You can really dig in and get those spots that need the attention/ focus.

PS Can we talk about how easy it is to pack this when you are on the go?! No need for a mat to lay on,
just grab the cinch bag and go! And you can do most of the options either seated or standing - SCORE!

The website is super helpful. The Rolflex™ has user guides with suggestions on how to use it for different muscles, but the website allows you to click on specific areas on the body you want to target and will pull up instructional videos.


Because both the hubby and I have found it super easy and convenient (although, let's be honest, just like with the foam roller, we tend to have a love/hate relationship with it), we have both been using it very frequently. We will reach for it so we can randomly use it while sitting in the living room watching football or throw it in the car when we head out for a morning run. The hubby even has talked me into allowing him to have one that stays his climbing gear all the time.


I'm not sure if you've noticed, but the Rolflex™ in my pictures is slightly different from the new pictures on the website - and that's because it has recently been updated! When we first came across the brand, they offered an "Original" and "Pro" model. The Pro model had new dual stability rollers (as opposed to the single support roller) to allow for even deeper trigger point therapy and more balanced approach with pinpoint accuracy than the Original—relaxing muscles and alleviating pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The Pro’s ergonomic design enables you to effectively self-massage over nearly every muscle of the body, including hard-to-reach areas such as elbows and knees. The newest update (with the yellow therapy roller) is 30% more dense/ firm than the prior green roller. You can still deliver a softer self massage by applying less pressure, but you can really dig in deep to get great trigger point work with the harder roller.


I love spreading the word about local companies (they're located just up the street in San Marcos), but it's even better when they have a product that I believe in and stand behind! Both the hubby and I are stoked to have found Rolflex™ and I know our bodies are better (and much happier) for it as well! We will definitely be using it for years to come.


Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the random winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this giveaway, it will end on December 11th at 11:59pm PST and the FIVE winners will be chosen on December 12th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

147 comments:

Jennifer Crawford said...

Ice bath and beer 😉

Jenny Ashmawy said...

I use yoga as my recovery to get a full body stretch in. Also laying in my bed and watching Netflix when I feel like I can’t move haha!

Matthew Maynard said...

Oh man I need to beef up my recovery game. Need to roll more.

Lori Thornton said...

After a long run or hard workout I do a lot of stretching. I'm trying to dind the right roller, I had a foam roller that worked well for a while and then has really stopped helping as much as it used to.

hkstainbrook said...

I need to roll more, also like Epsom salt baths.

Jamie Theriault said...

Good ole foam roller!

Kristin Meadows said...

Foam roll, stretch, rest and Epsom salt or ice baths!

matt0701 said...

I recover by stretching and staying hydrated. When I feel it is needed, I use a foam roller to roll it out.

The Racer in Pink said...

I have used a foam roller for the longest time but I LOVE the idea of using something to more fully target the tougher areas!
(Erin Elizabeth, @DeeGeeDoll)

Katie said...

Hot bath & epsom salt. Foam roll. I try to do lots of yoga and stretching on the regular, which i find helps make recovery easier.

Lydia said...

Stretch and soak in Epsom salt bath.

Stacey said...

I usually just stretch and if needed take a hot Epsom salt bath.

Cassi said...

This looks so great! I might have to buy one if I don’t win!

Lisa Powers said...

Right now I use two different kinds of foam rollers after a long run. Combined with general stretching and a hot shower to top it off.

FireRunner2379 said...

I do a lot of stretching and usually go for an easy run or bike ride.

Unknown said...

I always stretch and foam roll!! Would love to try one of these!

Misti said...

Hot bath because I'm always cold. Bribe my kids to roll my legs with a rolling pin

Missy Carpenter said...

Ice bath is my go to as well as compression socks!

Daisy said...

Epsom salt bath, adaday rolling, stretching, hot shower....I'm not good at that whole recovery thing.

mb said...

Roll and relax. Hot showers. Sleep. Oh and Netflix.

Caroline Dietrich said...

In order to recover after a long or hard workout, I do some serious stretching and then take a hot bath with Epsom salts. I also love a glass of chocolate milk afterwards.

Sarah N said...

I'm not as focused on recovery as I should be but sometimes I use a foam roller.

Beth Reitinger said...

I love my foam roller but this Rolflex looks amazing.

Becca Lewis said...

Normally my recovery is a epsom salt bath and stretching. Also my hubs helps rub my feet when they start giving me trouble, cause he is wonderful.

Worth C. said...

Nuun, foam rolling, stretching (though not as much/often as I should), beer. Not always in that order.

Erin DeGroff said...

My go-to recovery tool is epsom salt baths! They ease achiness and smell great!

Nikki Fahey said...

Yoga always and stretching

Rebecca Sebastian said...

Ice bath and beet juice

Brielle Curtis said...

Stretch, roll, ice bath

Melissa Vaught said...

Naps. Naps are crucial.

Unknown said...

Stretch!!

Krysta Jensen said...

A bath of anything. I need a foam roller or something but just never break down and buy it.

Gala said...

I do a lot of stretching and bath

Fritz said...

Lots of rest with some walking mixed in to get the legs moving

Keri said...

Hot bath and foam roller

Annie B. said...

I foam roll, but I have always wanted one of these!

Stephanie Abdon Fulton said...

I'm terrible. I could really use this!

Rebecca Ann said...

This looks great! I just use a regular foam roller. Thank for the giveaway!!

Christina said...

Foam roll and sometimes in the winter I will get in my pool for the cold water. This is an exciting giveaway! Thank you for doing this!

Jessy S said...

A bath and foam rolling is my favorite way of recovering :)

Giant Sis said...

Foam roller or a massage if I'm REALLY lucky! (liz n)

Emily Christman said...

Epsom salt bath and foam rolling!

Andrea said...

Lots of foam rolling and a salt bath =)

Ashley said...

Foam roll, epsom salt and a good book!

Stacy Schwartz said...

I’m so bad at foam rolling, this would be great to have!

Sarah Snyder said...

I recover with lots of stretching and foam rolling!

mom27g said...

I take a hot espom salt bath and then roll my muscles with a roller.

Nichole said...

Foam roller and stretching

Jess said...

To recover, I stretch, hydrate, and do soft tissue work!

Krista said...

warn shower, cold beer. :)

Jennifer said...

I like to foam roll, but this would take it up a notch!

Courtney LeGare said...

Hot bath and sleep!

Kait Harris said...

Hubby & I always recover with brunch after a long race! 😋 I also foam roll! I have the original Roflex and it’s so perfect on the go!

Jamie said...

Stretching, rolling and eating. Not always in that order. 😁

dd said...

I use a lot of balls, foam rollers, and trigger point therapy cane, as well as yoga-like stretches which all help me recover. The older you get, the more time you have to spend on recovery in my experience!

~M said...

Foam rollers, bath bombs, Oofos, and chocolate milk!

Michelle said...

A nice soak in an Epsom Salt bath!

Unknown said...

Foam roller, compression socks and relaxation!

lucidbutterfly said...

First I have my recovery drink while stretching. Depending on how long of a run, might snack as well or not. Usually follow with a hot shower (unless it's summer, then just a relaxing cleansing shower).

Yael Heller said...

So need this!!!

Virjinia Harp said...

I like to stretch and foam roll on the daily! Even more after hard workouts!

Brandi Gilbert said...

Snacks. Sleep. Epsom bath.

kathyo said...

Food, a hot bath and stretch are my go to right now!

Marcheta McKinley said...

Stretching and foam rolling.

wvmello said...

Im honestly awful at remembering to take care of my self after runs! But after my long marathon training runs I always remembered to stretch and then take an epsom salt bath which really helped

Rosa said...

Food and foam rolling!

MollyKingsley said...

My air relax boots and carbs!

kelly hanley said...

stretching and rolling my muscles!

tj said...

Shower, eat, foam roll, beer.

AER-Runs said...

I tend to stretch, do some light yoga, and take it easy if I did a long run!

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Stacy said...

Most stretching. I need to remember to foam roll more.

Ruby said...

I have a few foam rollers and stick rollers, but interested in trying these.

Brett Copeland said...

This looks a lot more functional than my R8!

Danielle Fogerty said...

oh I need one of these

myork said...
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myork said...

I am not as committed to recovery as I should be. I foam roll and have a stick roller.

Jackey Deschamps said...

I mostly just stretch

Rachel Hagan said...

Yoga, foam rolling and I love my Stick

Anonymous said...

I stretch and foam roll my muscles after a long run.
Sadie B.

Cass said...

I’m so bad...I usually don’t have time because my 2 girls are immediately seeking my attention after a run

Laura McCarthy said...

I’m not great about recovery but try to get my legs up for a little while

Ashley Rivers said...

Hot bath w/epsom salt or ice bath (depends on the season and how rough my legs are feeling), foam roller, legs up the wall...really need to stretch more!!!

Julie Moczygemba said...

Water and stretching, usually on the floor

Missy said...

I’m definitely bad at remembering to roll but also don’t find the stick roller very effective because it doesn’t conform to your body.

Carmen said...

Ice cream!

Pam said...

I need to roll more I often neglect stretching and rolling and then I regret it!

renata said...

I recover with stretching and drinking lots of water.

Libby K said...

Lots of stretching!

Silver Jade Deutch said...

Warm shower and stretching

Leslie H. said...

Yoga yoga and more yoga

Loni said...

Epson salt bath and alot of foam rolling.

Allyson said...

I love my foam roller, but would love to try this!

Cortni_trinity_221 said...

Oh fun! I would love to try this! Thank you! :)

Michelle B said...

I have a foam roller and roll recovery r8. But a nice hot shower also does me wonders.

Brittany Richards said...

I am terrible about recovery. It’s something I need to work on.

Anonymous said...

Stretching, restorative yoga, and epsom salt baths.

But these tools look intriguing...

Linds said...

Foam roller but this looks amazing!

Becky Clayton said...

This product looks AH-mazing!!

Katy said...

i have a roller stick with nubbly bits that is effective in getting out the knots. This product looks wonderful.

Lynds Fraser said...

I usually make sure I hydrate enough & refuel. Then I rest and make sure I get enough sleep that particular night.

Kim K. said...

Coconut water and a protein shake!

Marilyn Richardson said...

I never do enough to recover properly. My body is telling me that really I should change this! A Rolflex PRO would certainly help! Thanks for the chance!

Brooke said...

I use Protein supplements & water!

Felicia said...

I put my legs up!

Unknown said...

Foam rolling, but probably not as much as I should!

kellyr78 said...

I recover with cool down exercises.

Miranda K. said...

I have a foam roller and the stick but I don't use them as much as I should. I've been wanting to try this.

Olivia S said...

Massages are the best for recovery.

Juliana said...

my favorite is a nice warm shower, a rolling session and a nap

andrea said...

Need to foam roll more!

Reneé said...

Carbs, nuun, and stretching!

Emily said...

I’m so bad about doing the right things to help recovery. This would be great!

Anonymous said...

I've never used a roller - looks like maybe I shold start.

Ben and Jack's Momma said...

shower and a nap

Reca @ Gator Girl runs said...

Foam rolling is the key. I have many different types depending on what I've got going on.

Goldie said...

Foam rolling and stretching.

Tara Sharum said...

Such a great way to celebrate the holidays! I look forward to Carlee's giveaway every year.

Sherry Minkiewicz said...

After a long run or hard workout, I usually stretch and then use compression socks. I would love to try one of these.

blew415 said...

Rolling and taking a short nap

Carolyn Tallman said...

I usually try to do legs up the wall and a little stretching or foam rolling. Staying active throughout the day helps as well.

Anonymous said...

Lots of stretching throughout the day.

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

Roll, roll, roll!

nstinch54 said...

I recovery by doing lots of foam rolling and stretching. I also take epsom salt baths as well if my legs feel extra tight!

Samantha Hopkins said...

Triggerpoint GridX. I've never heard of Rolflex PROs. I'm intrigued.

andrea said...

salt baths and lots of foam rolling

amkj2002 said...

I like to stretch and use my roller. I also have a heat bag that I use if I'm feeling really sore.

destinyd1 said...

Mostly stretching and a nice long shower.

Emily Rhode said...
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Emily Rhode said...

Stretching and foam rolling!

Brittni said...

Epsom salt bath!

Farrah said...

I stretch, but that's about it. This would be awesome for after climbing! :O

Elle said...

Stretch, foam roll, heat/ice, eat and rest.

Terra Heck said...

I take an ice bath or use a foam roller. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Brenda said...

Stretching and ice

melissa said...

Epsom salt bath if I have time and definitely stretching!

Heather said...

wow this looks like an incredible roller -- i'd never heard of this brand before! i always make sure to refuel and put my legs up the wall :)

John Niedzwiecki said...

I would really needs this for post long run or my gym training sessions I'm just starting up.

Unknown said...

Lots of water, good nutrition, rest and stretching.

Stephanie Kartalopoulos said...

I need this in my life! I have tried BCAAs for recovery but I don't like the way they make my stomach feel. Legs Up The Wall is good and lots of water, and I foam roll (but not consistently enough). This would be an easy way to roll when I am watching TV,or I could keep it by my bed for when I lay down at night and I wind down for sleep!

Gabriella Ring said...

I love to foam roll and whip up a recovery smoothie! And nap if I have time

Linda said...

I do cool down stretches, drinks lots of water and sometimes ice.

Jenny said...

Good old foam roller.

Jenny Bradley said...

I usually recover with the hot tub, yoga, beer and a lot of sleep!

sam m said...

I take a cold bath or shower. Especially in the summer it is nice and refreshing.

Kyle said...

A cold beer, does that count?

Cynthia.Richardson said...

I use a foam roller