On Thanksgiving, I ran a Turkey Trot race like so many other active Americans. It wasn’t something I had planned on; afterall, I’m not really running anymore. However, I texted my good friend Jess to see if she was in town for Thanksgiving, and she said she was and was planning on running a race the following day. How lovely, I thought, I’ll join you!
When I found out the course had a 5K and a 10K option, I immediately told Jess we’d be doing the 10K. I mean, go big or go home, right? Especially since I’m not running that much, I wanted to enjoy my miles while I had em! Our goal was to finish the race without any walking… and that’s exactly what we did.
We finished the 10K in 54 minutes and 40 seconds, a 9:07 pace. Not too bad for not really running anymore. I’ll take it! It definitely helped that Jess and I had a lot to catch up on during our run. I love running with friends and this was no different!
As you can see, I wore my sparkly silver Sweaty Band which I didn’t have to fuss with at all, and I received several compliments while I was wearing it! In addition, I tried out my new PRO Compression socks. First of all, I loved how they matched my outfit to a tee!
I was a bit worried how my legs would feel the day after the run. For one thing, itz been a good two weeks since my last jog. And, the day before the race I completed my Basic Leg Workout which left me sore for days last week when I did it. This race would be the perfect time to try out the compression socks as they claim to improve blood flow and speed up recovery time. Directly after the race, my legs felt pretty tight.
I attributed the mild tightness to the chilly temperature of the race. It was about 45 degrees while running, definitely colder than I was used to. After some stretching, my legs began to feel better almost instantly.
They weren’t sore, just tight. And you know they must have been feeling fine since I was still able to do this after running six miles:
No, no, that’s not me stretching. I actually did have a few feet of air, but my sister insisted on staying on her balcony while I went on the lawn to jump. #makesnosense I knew I needed to put the socks through the ultimate test, so… another balcony shot:
PRO Compression socks pass the test! In all honesty, I really do like the socks. I did not experience any soreness post-race, which I’m pretty shocked about. The socks stayed in place while running, and I do believe they aided in recovery. I’m actually really surprised how not sore I was from my leg workout the day before and the addition of running! The socks must’ve done something because the week prior I had trouble walking several days after lifting legs! Maybe I’ll wear the socks after lifting more often. Hmm…
Did you run a Turkey Trot race? Do you wear compression socks?
*Disclaimer: I was provided a pair of PRO Compression socks to review with no monetary compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.