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...
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  • SARIC3
    How do you like the socks now that the weather is getting warmer? I have ankle issues and foot cramping and was wondering about them.
    1735 days ago
    Love your compression stockings - where did you find them?
    1783 days ago
    Good on you! Compression socks would most probably be good for wearing for lots of things not only running. Great protection for sore feet, ankles etc.

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