Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday and more. Gretchen is soliciting advice, so feel free to weigh in. I actually want to share a new find with you. Our walks are sacred. Unless it’s really raining hard or I simply cannot get home before it’s truly dark, we walk, wog or run every day. Thankfully, we live in an age when reflective, moisture-wicking attire is fairly easy to find, so I’m not going to get into that part today. The dogs each have reflective jackets and bandanas, and when we go out with any chance of dusk falling before we get home, we’re all wearing something reflective.
But KT Tape is new to me, and I’m a fan already. When my back was troubling me, I used a lot of the over the counter patches, and over the years, I shudder to think how many elastic bandages and ankle supports I’ve purchased and used. I also appreciate all the videos and printable instructions for application KTT offers. I consider myself a bit of a wrapping expert, but because this tape does more than support and/or immobilize, do yourself a favor and watch and read before you slap some tape to skin.
It isn’t cheap, but sometimes you have to pay for technology – and results. And my workout partners are relentless, so I can’t “lay out” much, especially with a relatively minor injury.
I also bought a pair of running … boots. Sierra Trading Post and/or Montrail call them mid-cut shoes, but on me, they come up well above my ankle bone, so I’m calling them boots. The full product name is a bit much – Montrail Mountain Mascochist Out-Dry Trail Running Shoes – but don’t let that slow you down. They are stiffer than my favorite trail running shoes (Brooks Cascadia), but they aren’t TOO stiff. Likewise, I was very concerned about the high top, especially for running, but I’ve worn them twice now without any problems.
But then again, I wear boots to work and have off and on for most of my adult life. I know to lace them about as snuggly as I can tolerate it, so they won’t scoot around and rub blisters. They are requiring some break-in, so thus far, I’ve only done two, two-mile walk-wog-runs in them. They are FAR more functional that the high-top sneakers of my youth, which I wore for basketball and rifle corps, and I just remember them being annoying and distracting.
I am QUITE certain these wouldn’t be at all comfortable over about 50 degrees, but then… they’re waterproof, so … I don’t expect them to be cool like mesh shoes. And it doesn’t appear that it will be much over 50 degrees here in the near future, so… I’ll keep breaking them in and Sissy and Gretchen will continue to log the miles that they have come to
expect demand on a daily basis…
The Knight added to my cool weather workout attire recently, and announced that they were the dogs’ Christmas presents. I thought he meant FROM the dogs to me, but he clarified that no, it’s THEIR walks I go on, so therefore, the attire I require to conduct said walks is … for the dogs. He’s a smart man, and I’m a lucky woman.
What are you thankful for today?