Of course, since I purchased the tape, my hamstring tightness seemed to dissipate, but I had been having some intermittent issues with the top of my foot. The hinge joint there just seemed kind of stiff and while it always loosens up after I've logged a few miles... the tenderness does come back occasionally during the run.
Is there a KT Tape method for that? You bet your ass.
|Still taped strong after 8 miles. 8 miles in a sock and shoe, not my Target flip flops.|
The tape doesn't feel tight like an ace bandage and since it is stretchy there was no restriction of movement. I hardly noticed it was there and it didn't make my foot feel fat in my shoe.
Now I wouldn't just use the tape for any little workout or twinge of pain because it is pricey (it took 3 strips to properly tape the top of my foot), but if you've got an ache or a race or a daunting long run ahead.... SO WORTH IT!
Now, for the true test... the shower...
|Yep, I wear old man slippers and yep that it my kitchen linoleum... my house was built in 1955 after all.|
Did you notice... is it also REFLECTIVE. Baam
Okay, the moral of this post... buy some KT Tape if you have aching parts.
On to the run... Flaherty and I had to take it easy because her hip was killing her. Oh and I don't mind a nice slow, easy run on a Sunday... or ever for that matter.
|This was at the end of the 1st of 2, 4 mile loops on the Nature Trail.|
It really was a great run and I found myself with quite a bit of fuel in the tank, so I opened it up a bit the last mile and finished quicker than originally intended. NO ipod, so I just focused on my breathing and turn over as I ended the run on a MAJOR HIGH NOTE.
Illinois Half Marathon Saturday and I-Challenge Friday night 5k... here we come and I am really excited to finally have a race coming up!
|BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad... you complete me.|
What was the highlight of your weekend?
What's your next race?
p.s: KT Tape didn't send me any products or ask me to review squat... why? No clue- don't they read my blog?? ha ha I reviewed their product because I had a GREAT experience and I love to share the good stuff with ya'll.