Monday, September 26, 2011

Zensah Capris and Boston!

Today I attempted to run for the first time in 2 weeks.  I only went 5 miles on a 1% incline at 9:00 min pace.  I took it easy and didn't experience too much pain afterward.  I'm hoping that's a good sign.

Since Zensah sent me some compression capris I thought I'd try them for my "Return to Running", if you can even call it that.  They felt fantastic.  They're not nearly as tight as compression socks -- thank god, because that would be intense.  They'd probably feel great for recovery but I enjoyed them for running.

Ready for the foam roller...
They just look like cute capris.  You can't even tell they're compression.

Focus on the capris, not my face, please.

Side Note: This picture answered all my questions about tendonitis 
(properly spelled tendinitis, whatev).  
Talk about major OVERpronation.  Yikes!!  The capris can't help with that, sorry.

Besides being cute and comfortable, these capris are made in Italy and are anti-bacterial and anti-odor.  This is great for me because I get some serious butt sweat, or swass as we runners like to call it.  These suckers are so popular I think they are currently out of stock so order now if you want them anytime soon.  Here is a direct link to these capris.

I am planning on buying some compression calf sleeves for Chicago (if I am able to run).  Please keep your fingers crossed and positive thoughts coming my way!! 13 days until the marathon and I will be devastated if I am on the sidelines and not running.

But on a positive note... I got into Boston!!  Who else will be there? We'll have to put together a big blogger meet-up like everyone did this year.  I can't wait to visit a new city and to experience Heartbreak Hill for myself.  


  1. Kate...I am sending you tons of positive vibes. I might be on the Chicago side lines as well. Definitely getting a bit nervous.
    Congrats on Boston!!

  2. Congrats on getting into Boston! The closest I will ever get to Boston is watching a Celtics game.

  3. Wow! Congrats on Boston!

    I just ordered my second pair of the compression socks and a pair of their compression shorts. The socks really helped with my shin splints.

    Positive vibes your way!

  4. glad to hear you're on the mend...i'll keep sending you positive thoughts! can't believe chicago is in less than 2 weeks...i'm so excited (for both the race and the prospect of meeting YOU!). congrats on boston btw!!!

  5. yay! I'll be in Boston too! Congrats. And I love my Zensah tights. They are pretty yo have lines indented on your legs when you take them off??

  6. Sorry, I couldn't care less about the capri's, but I'm excited that you got five miles in without major pain! Looking forward to reading a great marathon race recap. And the Boston one too, but that'll be awhile.

  7. Boston you lucky girl! Have a fabulous time out there and enjoy. And enjoy Chicago too - I've run it twice and loved it each time. The capris look great - next time I'm in the US I might order some (they're ludicrously expensive over here).

  8. Congratulations on Boston! That is huge! Way to go!

  9. Congratulations on Boston! I am sending more positive healing vibes your way!

  10. Congrats on getting in! I'm hoping you're healed enough for Chicago.
    I meant to ask last week how you liked Brandi's concert? Was she with Ray LaMontange and the Secret Sisters too? We just saw them all last week at the Grand Ole Opry. I love Brandi...seen her three times now and she's coming back to the Ryman in November.

    Also, you'll have to tell me what you think of Cutting for Stone. That's on my list. I'm always reading in a reader so it's impossible to comment and I never see your actual home page.

  11. Yay Boston!!!!!!!!
    You'll be running in Chicago. I just know it!!
    Side need one of those run naked shirts!!

  12. These capris look great. But seriously I doubt there is much that doesn't look good and on you. Yes, I'm trying to butter you up. Not sure for what, but someday I will need something I'm sure.

    Nice overpronation footwork! And, congrats on Boston. Wish I could be there this year too.

  13. Being the model that you are, the capri's look great! So glad you are on the mend.

    I am in for Boston too, just not sure yet if I'll make it. Need to be running by November to do it safely, in my book. Doing everything in my power to make it happen!

  14. Congrats on getting into Boston! You have a long time until that happens, you will definitely be 100% by then.

    Hopefully you feel good enough to run Chicago, I guess I would play it by ear. You do overpronate a lot, that is a good pic of it. I'm assuming that you had your stride analyzed at a specialty running store for the right shoe to wear? I'm not an expert, but with that stride you may need to wear pronation control shoes right?

  15. YAY!!! Congrats on Boston!!! Ahh, I so wish I could be there too. Yes that pic of your legs hitting the tready look exactly like my feet, but I have the t-word in the left foot. Hopefully it stops bugging you soon. Mine actually doesn't bother me too much anymore, but the swelling is still very apparent. I just call it my sausage foot now. But I've got all my fingers and toes crossed for you to be able to run Chicago pain free. I was hoping to organize a blogger gathering that weekend, would you be interested?

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