Compression Socks, Yes please!
Thursday, March 07, 2013
So, I've started the C25K program to gear up for this year of runs. Yes, I said runs, plural.
I am doing a Diva Run next month and we are all dressing alike. I had to buy a pair of compression socks for the outfit. They are cute and I did not want to wear them because then I'd have to wash them and don't want the color to fade.
I tried them on and my calves are big, they stretched out and looked horrible! I've never worn compression socks before, I bought the size that matches my shoe size, not taking my calves into consideration.
Well, I went to my local running store and talked to one of the guys there about my issue with the socks and I bought a bigger size, easy fix. Up until now I've never ran in these compression socks and with a bum ankle that swells if I even roll my foot, I was hoping for stability.
What I got was much more, have you worn compression socks? Holy cow, it was wonderful! My foot and ankle were snug and happy, my calves were warm.
I am into my 2nd week of the C25K program and will never go without compression socks again.
I'm still trying to get a comfortable running stride down, my son says I look like Mario from the Mario Brothers game and my feet hardly come off the ground.
Also, running in the cold, do you wear a hat or not? I can't run in the cold without one...