Back in June, I was riding my bike a lot (for me). I completed a metric century ride and then a duathlon and trained a fair amount. On my metric century I got a lovely bike tan that is yet to disappear. Now, you would assume that all of my legs would be tan since I have done all of my running outside this summer. Although I have a sock line that is somewhat noticeable, my
I run with a compression sleeve on my left leg. Recently, some people have asked me why I wear them, and specifically, why on only one leg.
Back in February I had Achilles tendinitis. It was not a bad case, and when I iced my left leg after running it felt so much better. I don't know if it ever went 100% away or not, but when I was training for my half marathons this spring I started to cramp up on my runs. There was never a set pattern to my cramping. The distances, speed, terrain (outside vs. treadmill) varied when the cramping occurred.
During that time, a friend told me he wore compression socks when he ran because it helped him cramp less. At that point in my training cycle, I wanted the cramping to stop. It had caused me to cut short some of my longer runs. I went to a local running store and opted to buy compression sleeves because, well, the socks are
not fashionable and rather ugly for wearing out in public not my style. I thought if the sleeve could do the same thing as the sock, I'd opt for the sleeve. Ever since wearing the compression sleeve, I've only had 1 cramp.
Has my cramping problem healed, and I no longer need to wear the sleeve while running? I don't know. Some part of me is nervous to run without it on. However, another part of me wants to try it. Right now I'm doing all that I can to stay healthy for Chicago. If that means wearing a sleeve, I'll wear a sleeve.
In addition to my compression sleeve tan line, I also have the infamous runner watch line.
It doesn't look that noticeable in the picture, but it is!
Do you have any unique tan lines?