You can pick up a foam roller for $30-$40 at your local running store and it will last for years. It’s simple to do in your own home and even when traveling. It’s just about the best recovery you can do with little expense.
One of the most important things that my physical therapist recommended, was to foam roll after each run, even if just for a few minutes. When I received my RRCA Running Coach Certification and ACE Personal Trainer certification, I learned the same. I have even since taken a class specifically on foam rolling from SPRI.
Most of the time the reward for being a father...is simply getting to be a dad. Or, in the words of my late father, “Don’t get me anything for Father’s Day, just try to be a better son.”
But if you must get your dad something that money can buy—you best hope he’s a runner. Because, you know, running dads always need running dad stuff.