Went to REI to look for some compression socks and a better hand held water bottle!
I got the Smart Wool brand compression in medium and I wore them today for my Sunday long run of 11.1 miles. I did notice the difference! My right ankle has been giving me problems and I felt nothing during the run or after and my shins which are using tight and sore feel great too! I think I'm hooked :)
I also got an Amphipod fanny pack for carrying keys, food...whatever! And I like it waaaaay more than my big hydration belt. It didn't slide up my body and is so easy to adjust! Perfect! And it's very slim, much more stylish.
I also got a new Nathan brand hand water bottle and this one is a billion times better than my other Nathan bottle. It closes! And holds better in my hand. I did notice some fatigue at first but I got used to it and hardly noticed it at all!
I'm not sure still if I'm going to use my big Amphipod belt for my race or use the fanny pack....I'm noticing I do t want to drink as much water as my pace gets better so I might just use the water stations at the race (gasp!!!)
But I'm noticing GU gels are killing my tummy....:/ now what!