The other day when I was doing yoga with my 7-year-old she was telling me it hurt, and in the midst of some upside down triangle pose I yelled, "But it hurts so good!" That kind of became our mantra when she struggled to finish. At the end she said, "Mom, it hurt goooood!" Haha.
This evening, I hurt. This morning I could feel my muscles that had worked the day before. Tonight, I just hurt. So, while scanning Facebook while putting the baby to bed, I saw a post by Distant Runners talking about you know you're a runner when you foam roll. I've tried it before, but never really got anything out of it. Tonight, I figured I'd try it again and see if my legs would loosen up a little and bend like they should. So, I googled how to foam roll, and of course the answer I clicked on was from Runner's World. They showed short videos and descriptions of how to foam roll 6 areas: calves, IT band, piriformis, hamstrings, adductors, and quads. I so wanted the piriformis roll to work deeply, but I couldn't get enough pressure to notice a difference. I'm sure it wasn't because I have a lot of extra padding in that area. The calves and IT band rolls were useless to me. The quads and hammys felt ok. The big reason I will continue to foam roll was the adductors.