Finally Friday again friends! My week felt super short since I was out of town until Wednesday afternoon. I am enjoying the beautiful weather while I can because it’s supposed to get hot again Saturday, nnnooo! What a tease fall, what. a. tease. Oh, good news, I officially am running Rock N Roll Savannah, and working the Running Skirts booth. SO EXCITED! I love working expos!
I know I have been sporadic with with my Friday favorite’s posts, but sometimes I just have other things I want to say on Fridays. Oh, not to mention, I am still hosting a TNT raffle, just getting everything lined up before it goes live, hopefully next week, so stay tuned. Lots of amazing things donated for it!
Ok, so this Friday favorite is something I am totally and completely obsessed with. I was made a believer, and now I want to share with you guys! I first heard about CWX tights this summer when fellow running skirts rep Paige told me they were necessary for getting through working long expo hours and then attempting to run the half or full marathon after the expo. When I ran Rock N Roll Providence my legs ached SO BADLY, so I knew I had to remedy this ASAP if I was to ever have a semi-decent race while working.
Me and Paige in San Diego
Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the running skirts run love compression socks. They are awesome for racing and recovery, and I wear them for both, but when I need something for my upper legs and hips, I have to use something else since the socks only come up to my knees.
Me and Nola love running skirts compression socks!
I honestly didn’t see how a pair of full length tights were going to make THAT much of a difference in recovery but they really, really, do! I wore them last weekend after Bobby and I ran a hard ten miles. I wore them all day long and took them off right before bed. The next morning, Bobby was moaning and groaning about how sore he was, and I, other than a SLIGHT soreness in my right hammie, felt GREAT and refreshed!
The only downsides to these babies are that they are difficult to get on because they are SO tight, and they make me look like a dolphin trainer. Put a whistle around my neck and send me to Sea World, I would totally fit in!
I speak dolphin. and Whale. Dorrie taught me.
Another downside I didn’t mention is the price. These babies are NOT cheap, but in my opinion they are totally worth it. They retail for anywhere from $65-$100 dollars, (they have different styles) and the ones I got were $65. (now $70 on the website.)
I plan to sleep in these babies every night when I am working expos, and before races after working expos…and after long runs….and basically I want to wear them all the time, and since I work from home, I just might do it.
If you have questions about the benefits of compression drop me an e mail or check out this compression socks post!
QOTD: Do you wear compression socks or tight? Do you like them? What kind/brand do you wear?