I have been getting so much mail these days, its hard to keep up! I got an AMAZING present from Marco at Recovery Socks the other day. I was SO PUMPED for these! First of all, they are in a fabulous color, PINK! We have been seeing alot of that in my blog these days, haven’t we? I was also pumped to try Recovery Socks out because as you know, I just finished my first 10-miler race. And what better way to pamper my feet than with the Recovery Socks?
Here is why Recovery Socks are awesome for us runners out there:
(from the website) “These garments will help to avoid venous stasis (blood pooling in the legs) and swelling. Compression is particularly helpful in depended areas of the body, such as the feet and lower legs where gravity has a greater effect on blood return. Improved blood flow after a workout results in enhanced nutrient delivery and removal of waste products to and from muscles. This creates a situation optimal for muscle repair, reduced stiffness and heaviness in the legs and possibly less soreness. “
“Compression garments are believed to improve venous blood return to the heart and allow for better cardiac output (flow of oxygenated blood from the heart) thereby aiding oxygen delivery to working muscles and increased endurance.” Basically these socks reduce foot and leg swelling and use compression to stimulate blood flow. Perfect accessory for post run/race!
Aside from the fact that I look pretty fierce, rocking my pink socks, my legs feel fabulous. Stylish, right? If you have any questions about the socks, please feel free to ask me. Also, check out the website for more info. I will leave you with some additional pictures of my feet rocking the fuchsia socks!