Compression Socks and Cake

September 21, 2012

Yesterday I took Harper on a quick run after work and headed to the gym for a leg workout that consisted of lunges, squats, and presses. I felt like a second run was needed yesterday since we’re going out-of-town this weekend and I don’t plan on doing anything active. Also, my run in the A.M. was super weak so I felt like I could use a little more.

Since I worked my legs pretty good yesterday I thought I’d feel it in my knees today, but instead my calves are sore. I admit that I’m not a stretcher and should be more aware of that to help recovery, but I get lazy and don’t think about it. I think it’s time for a new investment that I’ve been avoiding, but will really help.

Look how cute they are! I could get the solid color and be mature, but these are too cute and come in light blue too!

Compression socks have always been in the back of my mind, but since I don’t consider myself a long distance runner I’ve never thought to buy them. I run a half marathon at Thanksgiving each year, but other than that I feel like my running is maxed out at 6-7 miles tops when I’m not training.

On the flip side I do want to do more races throughout the year and $60 for socks seems steep, but it’s way cheaper than a long term injury to myself.

Socks aren’t the only thing I’m thinking about today though, I’m also planning on eating cake. That’s right I’m going to buy cake and eat it because I can.

Cat pics are always funny! 

My birthday is Sunday so I’m starting early. I normally don’t believe in celebrating my birthday early, or at all for that matter, but this year is the last year of my twenties and I’m going into my 29th year full of cake!

I don’t know what kind of cake, where I’ll get it, or how much I’ll have. All I know is, I’ll be having cake today. It’s going to be great!

Do you use compression socks?

Do you celebrate your birthday early?

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

I’m all about celebrating – I’ve have a full b-day month before. LOL! #sorryimnotsorry (I’m on a kick… oops)


2 Heather September 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

LOL Love it! I’ve done that before and it was so worth it. Maybe I’ll do it the month after to ring it in.


3 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I like to celebrate my birthday week, birthday month… ;) Happy early birthday!


4 Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily September 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Cute socks!
Have a great weekend and happy birthday ;)


5 Heather September 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Thank you!


6 Jessie September 22, 2012 at 2:11 am

The hubs & I have “birthday weeks”. It’s perfect, and a good excuse to get some extra massages outta him throughout the week! :)

Enjoy your cake girl, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!


7 Heather September 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

haha, great idea a whole week would be awesome! I need a good foot massage! Thanks


8 Irina @ Chocolatea Time September 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I have a slight addiction to buying compression socks (from ProCompression). No shame in pink! I have a bright pink pair as well :)

I’m crazy superstitious and am actually afraid of celebrating my birthday early…it’s a Russian superstition! Anyway, have a great birthday tomorrow!!!


9 Heather September 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I have crazy superstitions too, so I understand;)


10 Heather September 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I have crazy superstitions too, so I understand;) Thank you!


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