Who wants to hear a funny story?
The first race I ever ran was the Conejo Valley Turkey Day Dash in November 2009. It took me 36 minutes and 34 seconds to run a 5k. That was also the farthest I had ever run outside in my life. I felt proud and accomplished while I gobbled down turkey and stuffing and potatoes and pumpkin pie that night.
The next morning, however, was a different story. I COULD NOT MOVE. To this day, I don’t think I have ever been so sore. I could barely walk and my calves would scream in pain if I tried to get up after sitting for longer than 3 minutes. Oh, and then we went to San Francisco for the weekend where I had to walk every where and I looked like an 85-year-old.
This is relevant I swear!
Fast forward to April of 2012 – PRO Compression graciously sent our Ragnar Relay team some of their compression socks to wear for training and during the relay. I remember putting them on after a long run and thinking “This is what Heaven feels like!”. I had worn compression sleeves before but wasn’t sold on them, but the PRO Compression socks have just the right amount of squeeze, they are SUPER long (which I love) and come in tons of fun colors.
During our LA marathon training, I even got Jason hooked on PRO Compression as well. We look so stinkin’ cute in our matching socks on Saturdays 🙂
I usually throw on my socks right after we get in from our run and wear them for the rest of the day until bed and I have yet to wake up with any soreness in my calves the following morning. I swear by these babies! And you know where we run there are some serious hills and if it weren’t for PRO Compression I’m sure I’d be gimping around the office every Monday morning.
So now for the exciting part – YOU can win a pair of PRO Compression socks for yourself! You can receive an entry for doing each of the following (leave a separate comment for each item you complete to enter):
1. Like PRO Compression on Facebook
2. Follow PRO Compression on Twitter
3. Tweet about the giveaway (be sure to include @danicalynne and @procompression)
I’ll be randomly selecting a winner on Sunday, 3/3. Good luck!
I can’t believe it’s already Sunday! The weekends seem to fly by lately and that’s not ok with me. I live for the weekends! Long runs, hanging with friends, sleeping in and wearing my holiest jeans, excuses to not wash my hair… All my favorite things.
The weekend started off right with manicures for Tiff and I before we celebrated National Margarita Day.
I must say that I make some dang good margaritas.
Saturday morning started with a 12.5 mile hilly run for Jas and I. We decided to tackle 2 of our favorite routes combined. We’ve done both routes a number of times but never combined the two loops and let me tell you – it was a challenge!
But it came with some rewarding views:
(Image from http://homebuysblog.com because I didn’t carry my phone to take a picture of the gorgeous view)
After our run I made the most killer dinner I have ever made. I’m not the best cook but every once in a while I end up with some winners and this knockoff Cafe Rio salad was a major hit.
I’ll have the original recipe along with my tweaks up this week. Now Jas and I are settling in to enjoy the rest of our night watching the Oscars and eating leftovers. I hope JLaw wins best actress… I loveeeee her!!
So my foot has been numb for a couple weeks now. That’s not normal right?
Rather than go to someone with a PhD and have them tell me (again) how running is bad for your joints and blah blah blah I decided to just let the people at Roadrunner Sports diagnose me. The guy said it could be a combination of my shoelaces being too tight and landing on my forefoot rather than my midfoot. So I did what he said and took a week off of running to ice and cross train and hopefully get the feeling back. And yes that is a frozen wine bag on my foot in the above picture.
So this past week was spent doing some of this:
And a little of this:
And maybe a tiny bit of sulking and temper tantruming on Saturday when my dad and Jason went out on a 10 mile run in perfect weather without me.
So tonight I’m off to run for the first time in a week and I’m pretty freaking excited about it. Wish me luck and pray to the RunGods that I can feel my toes after.
I’ve missed my little blog! I disappeared for a while and I don’t know if anyone is even still reading but I’m back!
That’s me #nameonawall #famous
A lot has happened since we left off back in June. I took my little hiatus for no reason other than I was busy settling into a new routine and wasn’t really doing much running over the Summer. But now I’m back to running and needing an outlet in a major way because on top of training for Marathon #2 I’m in the middle of a pretty big project:
WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!!
That’s right! Jason put a ring on it and we couldn’t be happier! He popped the question on October 26, 2012 and we’re planning our wedding for January 18, 2014. I’m so incredibly happy and excited to be marrying my best friend!
There will still be plenty of running stories on this blog, especially now that J has been converted to the dark side and will be joining me for 26.2 miles this March. I’m also going through a bit of a blog identity crisis and thinking of changing up some things in the near future (new name perhaps?). There will also be plenty of wedding-related posts I’m sure. I try to not post every single detail on Facebook, but at least on my blog I will have documented proof when I come up with wedding colors/themes/decor/food plans first (JK (but not really)).
So get excited because now that I’m marathon training, wedding planning, working all day and continuously learning to live as a real human adult, I need this outlet more than ever.