I bought this online: foam roller, foam roller with ridges, and massage stick all in one. It was cheap-o, $30 including tax.
It's my new friend. Believe it or not I'd never used a foam roller before. But after the Publix marathon I borrowed my friend's set like this to use the massage stick. Hers wasn't all bendy like the Marathon Stick I owned, and I liked it better. I've been dreaming of it ever since, so when I saw this set I bought it.
I'm loving the foam roller (I have found new sore spots all over; I even rolled my lower back and it felt so good!) but I'm also enjoying this stiffer massage stick. I just could never get a deep enough massage out of the flexible Marathon Stick, especially on my hamstrings. So now the Stick goes on Ebay.
PS - I am now a real runner. I have a marathon plan and I own a foam roller. Bam!
Do you foam roll? Or use a stick, or tiger tail? Or just make small children walk around on you while you lie on your tummy?