Thursday, March 31, 2011

Let's Hear It For Productivity!

I admit that I have been a bit unproductive as of late and I'm glad today broke the mold.  I may not have followed everything on the plan to a T, but everything got checked off.

1.  Wake up and get a blog posted early - check!

2.  Go to the bike shop to check out aerobars and compression socks - check!

I decided that new aerobars are too expensive for my budget, but did walk out with the CEP All Sports Calf Sleeves and a new skewer for my bike.  

My hopeful cure for shin splints

3.  Go to the gym and get in a swim workout - check!

4.  Get my Blackburn Mag 3 trainer up and working - check! (thanks to the new skewer)


 Booyah Mother Nature!  Watcha' gonna' do now?! 
(*Picture taken from my Neanderthal-esque phone*)

I even did a short 15 minute trainer ride to get my legs warmed up and test the mechanics out.  After all that, I had a half hour to wash up, get something to eat, and get dressed before I had to head to work.  I'm supposed to go to a friend's place tonight across the street to watch 3:10 to Yuma.


However, given that it's nearing 9pm already, I may hold off and see if they want to watch it tomorrow.  I know!  I know!  I'm getting old


Ok, so it wasn't the MOST productive day I've ever had, but I was happy with it.


Questions
1.  Who loves compression socks?  When do you wear yours?  Before, during, after runs, when you sleep, or just 24/7?

2.  When do you go to sleep?
I try to be in bed by 10:00pm.  I prefer being an early bird.  


Stay fit.  Stay healthy.  

6 comments:

danny said...

Remember those magnet bracelets (or were they copper?)? Suppose to solve every physiological problem known to man.

My opinion of 'compression' stuff is like those bracelets. They look cool, but I got a lot more work to do before there value is comparable with my performance.

Caroline said...

I don;'t have compression socks, but I would love to get a pair for long runs.

sleep? what is that? I have 2 sons they are 5 and 6..you wait until you get some and we will talk about sleep.....

and you are not old. I am old.

Richelle said...

I have a pair of CW-X compression tights, but I haven't worn them enough to gauge their usefulness.

I'm such a night owl... I'm usually in bed by midnight or 1:00 a.m.! Then, I'm up at 6:30 to get ready for work. My lack of sleep these last few months are catching up with me.

JohnP said...

I agree with Danny.

In the history of sports, athletes have trained longer and harder than you or I ever will and they never needed compression crap.

Its just another gimmick. People will buy anything that promises them a shortcut to recovery/faster times etc.

Forget the magic pill... just train harder/smarter

Coy Martinez said...

I love my compression socks but I dont know that they help me race although I think I DO like that sbug feeling of support. I would sleep in them, sure!

I go to bed at 10, no if's and's or but's. I HAVE to have my sleep.

I wanna get a bike trainer! What brand is a good one?? I have no idea where to start!

Colleen said...

I'm in my compression socks right now. I ran 13.3 miles today and have been in them since I showered! :)