Cue the LMFAO…..Girl look at that body…I work out! How do you like my new Zensah compression sleeves? Remember I posted that I was having problems with calf pain and shin splints? I had read a lot on the internet from a few other runners who have the same problem and decided to give these beauties a try. I got them from Amazon on Thursday night and immediately put them on. I will admit, I was skeptical they could help *that* much, but I figured I would give them a try. My husband had a good laugh but my goodness, my legs felt better right away. I did not run on Friday, but wore my Zensahs all day. I was supposed to take my long run for the week on Friday, but it was too hot, and I had a bunch of stuff to finish for my etsy shop.
Saturday morning, I set out about 7am. I was so annoyed with myself and I wanted to quit after about, hmmm, 500 feet. But I kept going. Every mile felt like a struggle, but NO LEG, CALF, or SHIN PAIN. It was awesome.
Around 3.5 miles, I stopped to enjoy a vanilla gu and the scenery. The sun was shining, it was about 65 degrees, the flowers were in bloom, and I was feeling good! This is my favorite running trail for the long runs, and only if I have someone come pick me up! It’s a pretty flat trail, but it does go downhill at a slight decline. I refuse to run back home. I don’t run hills, because I really, really, really, hate them. I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack or even expire! I was only supposed to go 7 miles, but I ended up going about 7.5 because I did have to back track a little bit to get back to where my husband could pick me up.
I put my Zensahs on after my shower and wore them for a few hours because they are supposed to help with recovery too. My husband was horrified that I would wear them out in public with capris, but comfort is more important than beauty (well, sometimes). I had minimal leg pain on Saturday, and none on Sunday. Usually I am hobbling around like a cripple for a day or two 😉
My weekly mileage total was 19 miles. A little high but I did throw in an extra longish run during the week, which I won’t be doing this week. Only 7 weeks until my next half marathon!