Is it already August and where did the summer go?
I guess it is time to get those fall goals in check! The wedding is just over 3 months away and I have a marathon in just over 2 months. Time is flying by!
At the beginning of the month I began Half Marathon training and all summer I have been busting my butt at Orange Theory Fitness. I am loving every second of OTF and running has taken a back seat. With all the running on the treadmill with bursts of speed, inclines, and using different running shoes my calves, shins and ankles have been screaming at me! Luckily the nice people over at SLS3 contacted me about reviewing their compression socks. I have always been a fan of compression and their Butterfly Compression Socks are dainty enough for me! Compression is said to help your body recover and body perform better, whether it actually is true or just my brain, I think it works.
To get the proper size I sent them my shoe size and how large my calves were. I was nervous because I am short and have massive baby cows (calves). They fit fabulous and they are super soft. I thought the heel would show when my sneakers were on and they did not. There is a size chart on their website to help you out.
The first time I wore them I wore them to sleep after a 90 minute Orange Theory class and my lower body was the only part of my body that didn’t ache. I then wore them to class the next day. I like wearing these socks to class because my ankles and calves often hurt and burn on that treadmill when we do inclines and they give me the proper support my flimsy shoes do not give me. Since then not only do I wear them around the house and to class, I wear them on my “long” runs. I say “long” because the longest I have gone since the Gasparilla challenge is 7 miles. These are perfect around my neighborhood because the county doesn’t like to cut the grass so in the wee hours of the morning having material there helps keep the pollen off my legs and I am less itchy. I also haven’t had to ice my calves since wearing them and fingers crossed this stays true.
Here is some additional information pulled from the SLS3 website that I found interesting:
SLS3 Butterfly compression socks boost bloodflow by about 34%. This increases oxygen delivery to the working muscles to enhance their performance. The circulation improvements also help the body eliminate metabolic waste products like lactic acid more easily. The combination of these effects allows you to work longer and harder, delaying the onset of fatigue.
The SLS3 Butterfly compression socks offer more targeted, significant support to the achilles tendons, tibias, calves and ankles, thus boosting the ability to reduce common ankle and foot injuries.
They are recommended for running, cycling, walking, triathlon, skiing, traveling and lots of other uses.
The supportive effect and compression of SLS3 Butterfly compression socks reduce muscle vibration drastically, which leads to less soft tissue damage and less sore muscles. Your recovery time will be significantly reduced
- • 20-30 mmHG of graduated compression
- • Seamless TekWeb technology
• Muscle Stability
• Increased Bloodflow
• Web knit for more support of arch
- • Cooling effect and UV protection
SLS3 is allowing me to host a giveaway for a pair of free socks or sleeves! You can enter here:
It will end on August 21st and I'll announce the winner and they'll hook you up.
In addition to the giveaway they are offering a discount of 40% using code GENNA40. This is a seriously generous discount.
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