I think of myself as a pretty basic runner most of the time and I do like running because it seems like it’s the less is more mentality when it comes to workout gear. Clothes, a solid pair of running shoes, a pair of Compression Socks and of course, something to help with recovery. Throw it all in a bag and you’re good to go, Right?
I’m teaming up with Thera-Gesic so that you can win a gym bag filled with a few of my favorite things!
Lately, I’ve been picking up quite a few running related items at Dick’s Sporting Goods. They have exceptional clearance racks, carry a wide selection of clothes and I have a score card so when I spend money there I get points and after spending so much I get a gift certificate. So that’s why I picked a $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift card as one of my favorite things! You can pick out whatever you’d like! New clothes always motivate me to get up and run and with spring approaching quickly, and it already being summer weather here, it’s the perfect time to pick up a few new clothes!
Saucony is my new go-to shoe and the winner will be receiving a pair of Saucony shoes! They haven’t given me any problems thus far and I am really happy with how well the shoe is holding up. Another favorite of mine!
Now that I’m trying to start running faster, I’m realizing that it is much harder on my legs and I find that I need to take extra special care of my legs to make sure they are ready to go again the next day. I’ve contemplated ART (Active Release Therapy) but have yet to get to a session… perhaps because I’m terrified and what I’m using now is working good. The two things that get me bouncing back somewhat quickly? Thera-gesic and Compression Socks. I normally shy away from compression socks, but my legs were feeling like lead so I have started wearing them on my longer runs. I love the Zensah compression socks because they have a padded bottom part of the sock and are also super tight AND soft. Then, before and after almost every run I rub Thera-gesic all over my calves. The one thing I do differently after a run is that I also have been icing my right knee. These three things are working together well because I haven’t run this fast in a long time and I am feeling almost 100% recovered for each run. I believe this is super important because taking care of your body and making sure that you’re recovered helps keep injuries away. So a pair of compression socks and a 6 month supply of Thera-gesic is also included!
So, here’s how you can enter to win! The giveaway will last until Saturday, February 1st at 12:00 am.
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