Good morning, sports fans!
Yesterday was a glorious, productive day. Work flew by and I was greeted at home with a perfect-to-me running day. I don’t miss you one bit humidity!
Brian, surprisingly, was also in a good mood so we decided to tackle a post-work run together. We made out way through the East Lakeview/Lincoln Park area taking in all the sights and smells of what seemed like a cool October day.
We ran passed the zoo and said hello to the monkeys and zebras and finished back on our street with 4 miles under our belt.
You know what I have really been loving lately? My PRO Compression sleeves. Oh you thought tube socks had gone with the 70’s? Think again, my friend.
Lately I’ve been wearing them during my runs and after my conditioning and strength exercises. On days like yesterday, when it was randomly 62 degrees in July, they also give me a warmth layer factor which comes in handy during out Chicago winter months. Compression socks/sleeves are said to:
- Increase the blood flow in your legs
- Aid in faster recovery
- Decrease muscle soreness and fatigue
- Look badass when you are flying by in neon pink – this is my own professional opinion
- Wick away any moisture and prevent those dreaded blisters (for socks)
- Stabilize the zone though the sides to your mid food.
Are you a golfer?
Throw on some sleeves or socks the next time you play 18 holes. The purpose is to delay muscular breakdown and fatigue that comes with the time it takes to make it through a whole game.
With all of the new-to-me conditioning exercises and strength training that has come with my company’s kFit 60 day challenge, I have embraced this aid in performance and recovery. When I first tried compression socks, I was worried that they would feel funny on my legs and I wouldn’t like the material. Although the socks/sleeves are tight (compression, duh), I immediately felt the support and padding they provide which is both comfortable and magical :)
My running buddy, Lindsay, and I both sported the PRO Compression sleeves during out latest half-marathon in June. Although the course was challenging, my recovery was not.
On days when I feel I need to pay a bit more attention to my muscles, I wear them to work under my jeans or pants – no one knows!
I highly suggest you give PRO Compression a try and see how you feel after your workout/training. Visit the PRO Compression website and us the discount code ‘PINK’ for 40% OFF your entire purchase at their online store. If you’ve been on the fence about trying these, the discount is a great way to try them out with little risk!
Disclosure: I was provided a free pair of PRO Compression calf sleeves to try out, but all opinions expressed on my blog are my own.