Compression to the Rescue!

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He thinks I’m crazy. But he loves me.

So I decided to wear my compression sleeves to clinical today because every time I come home from the hospital my legs are killing me from being on my feet in my crappy shoes all day. I felt awesome!
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Big Fat Fail

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On Wednesday I went for Week 5/Day 3 in my compression sleeves and quite simply, it was awful. I wasn’t having trouble with pain during my runs, just after, but with the sleeves on I had pain with every step I took. I left them on thinking it would get better but it never did. I slid them down during my cool down because I just couldn’t take it anymore. I instantly felt relief but I still don’t feel back to normal. Continue reading

So I Bought Some Leg Warmers

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I did my second treadmill run this morning, after two rest days and followed by copious amounts of stretching, and still I felt the twinge of strain/soreness in my right calf. I kept stretching throughout the day, but it didn’t do any good. It’s never a shooting or stabbing pain, just an ache. But the intensity changes depending on my run. So I talked to some people about it and they all thought I needed new shoes. Well, regardless of how long you have had your shoes it’s really more about mileage than time, and I don’t have a ton of mileage on these guys despite purchasing them in October of last year. Continue reading