Our goal at Runners' Lounge is to connect runners with runners and also with useful running resources. So we're excited to be working with our friends at The Stick to connect runners with this amazing device to support runners and to announce The Stick 21-Day Challenge.
Through our partnership with The Stick, The 21-Day Challenge is a chance for a group of runners to receive a free Stick, use it regularly for three weeks and to write about their results. And we’re kicking it off at this year’s Chicago Marathon!
The first round of participants in The Stick 21-Day Challenge will receive their free Stick at the expo at the Chicago Marathon. Note: you do not need to be running the Chicago Marathon to be eligible to receive your Stick and participate in The Stick 21-Day Challenge.
What is The Stick?
Simply, The Stick is a non-electric self massage tool. The Stick is as simple as it is effective, involving only 30 to 60 seconds of use per muscle group. An award-winning training tool, The Stick provides the runner with instant muscle therapy and a new understanding of the recovery of muscles.
Some of the more common conditions that The Stick effectively treats for runners are: IT Band symptoms, sore calves, achy quads, tight hamstrings, shin splints, and Achilles issues. By stimulating an immediate increase of blood flow to muscles, runners are able to recover much faster. The Stick 21 Day Challenge is Runners' Lounge way of putting in your hands a training tool used by athletes of the US Olympic Training Centers.
Plus it’s a lot better than using your kitchen rolling pin on your sweaty body.
How can I participate?
Simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest in participating in The Stick 21-Day Challenge. Be sure to tell us about your running—actively training, racing, or recovering? Also mention if you’re dealing with any injuries, chronic tight areas, trouble spots for soreness, stiffness, etc, etc. And let us know what results you hope using The Stick will produce for you.
Participants will be selected and announced on Friday, October 3rd.
What will I do?
At the Chicago Marathon Expo, participants will be personally fitted with the appropriate Stick model and provided a demonstration on the effective use of The Stick. Then you’ll kick off your own 21-day routine of using the stick. You’ll be asked to:
- Join The 21-Day Stick Challenge Lounge Group forum
- Write a "before" story describing your running in The 21-Day Stick Challenge Lounge Group
- Post about using The Stick in the Lounge Group at least twice a week for three weeks
- Post your "after" story and first-hand experiences about using the Stick related to your running, training, and recovery
Amy and I both own and use The Stick. I reach for it to loosen legs after a long run or to freshen my legs before a hard run or race. But more importantly, we want you to try it. We believe that those participating and others following The Stick 21-Day Challenge will experience compelling results with their running!
So let us know your interest in participating in The Stick 21-Day Challenge!
The response to The Stick 21-Day Challenge was very strong!
The participants have been chosen and they are under way using The Stick! The participants are:
Visit the Stick 21-Day Challenge forum where the participants will be sharing their experiences with The Stick regularly during the Challenge period.
And if you are a Stick user, please feel free to join the discussion to add your input so other runners can benefit.