Sunday, May 29, 2011

Compression Socks Test Run

As I mentioned before I got CEP compression socks to save my legs while working the Eugene Marathon Expo. I was really impressed with how good my legs felt even after hours of standing and walking. Where were these during my donut/coffee schlepping days?

I hadn't run in them, I felt like they were too rock star. But this week I've turned a corner. I feel like a real runner for the first time in years. And I'm pretty sure it's because I've been running even when I really, really don't want to. Running on sore legs, tired legs, in the rain, at 5:30am...the honeymoon is over in a way. But that's when it gets real.

My legs were feeling like bags of sand, stuffed into lead shoes. Ugh. The perfect opportunity to test the CEP compression socks. They are supposed to prevent shin splits, micro muscle tears, achilles pain and on and on. I would have to say they took my legs from heavy to fresh.

When you have heavy, dragging runs. Get on the roller and get the CEP socks! The brighter the better.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Eugene (Meh Race) Vacation (Fab.u.lous.)

The Eugene expo was fun. The race... er.. not so much. Side stab! Couldn't breath. Almost DNF. Sad Sarah. I know I need to get my funny foot under control. Everything is just pulling all wrong. I'm glad I finished the run, but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Ready to find another 13.1 to have fun with.

After Eugene I zipped off to Hawaii! I figured out that this was my FIRST vacation that didn't involve visiting family. When you live across the country from your family you find yourself flying there first. But I gave up my seat on the way home from Christmas in Vermont with one goal in mind: Earn my trip to the beach. Done and done.

I stayed in 5 star hotel...

...with a sweet gym

the most sophisticated dining in the pacific...

...and my best friend to share it all with.

A mediocre race and a great trip...alright we're all caught up!