I’m so glad that it’s Friday. It’s been a long week!
- 6.2 miles outside, drizzling, slightly windy
Yesterday, I mentioned that I ordered some compression gear to try out. Well, I ended up getting my Aspaeris Pivot Compression shorts in the mail yesterday.
About the shorts:
Dual Sensory Compression Bands™
Aspaeris Pivot Shorts™ are actually two pairs of shorts bonded together. The Outer Short is a high performance compression short designed to support your muscles. The Inner Short features our breakthrough, Dual Sensory Compression Bands™. These cross-knit bands guide your muscles into the proper position, thereby improving your pivot performance which helps prevent ACL and hip injuries.
Hi-Performance Compression Aspaeris Pivot Shorts™ are made of very fine, completely seamless, two-way stretch nylon and Spandex. Wicking properties keep moisture away regardless of how hot it gets while Microban® technology virtually eliminates odor-causing bacteria.
Signaling Your Body
Aspaeris Pivot Shorts™ are designed to keep signaling for your body to maintain proper position during repetitive motion. It helps adjust your legs and hips to avoid injury. Patent-pending targeted compression zones guide your knees into the proper position. Acting as a guide, two layers of cross-knit compression create muscle memory that gives you confidence in your motion. The Aspaeris Pivot Shorts™ lead to proper joint “loading,” to help you improve performance and avoid injury.
The note that came with the shorts said that they would look small when you took them out of the package, but not to worry because they would fit.
Even though the note warned me, I about died laughing when I took the shorts out of the package. They were tiny. Tiny! I could have put them on my niece!
They look even smaller in person. Trust me. I figured that there was no way that they would fit.
Even though they look small, they are super stretchy and you put them on like tights. When I looked at the sizing chart on the website, my hips fell into the large category but my waist fell into the medium category. Aspaeris recommends ordering a size up if you fall in between so I ordered a size large.
I ran in the shorts this morning, and while I really like them, I think that I actually need a size medium. I had to hike them up and adjust them quite a few times. One of the times, I’m pretty sure that I looked slightly inappropriate fixing them. Sorry to the cars that were driving by
I liked that my quads didn’t hurt as much as usual while wearing them, and I kept them on a few hours after I ran to help with recovery. I am running a Mother’s Day 5k on Sunday so I don’t want to be too sore.
The shorts are a little pricy, but I had a 40% off coupon code that I found online, so that made the price a lot better.
I woke up at 5:30 am this morning to run outside. Usually, I run on the paved trail by my gym, but today I had to be back home before Danny left for work, so I just ran three miles from my front door and then ran three miles back. I don’t really like the route because it’s on a busier street, it’s really close to cars, and there’s a few stoplights.
At the last minute, I decided to bring my hand-held water bottle with me. I was glad because I haven’t ran six miles outside in quite a while, so I was grateful for the few sips of water.
It was also a little chilly and drizzling this morning. I was going to wear a long-sleeve dri-fit shirt, but I decided against it. By the time I turned back and was running against the wind, I would have loved those long sleeves.
I debated going to BodyPump this morning, but by 8 am I was exhausted. I’m not sure if it was from getting up earlier than I’m used to or running six miles, or a combination of both, but I decided not to go. My quads were very sore just walking up the stairs, so I thought that it would be best not to go.
Instead, the kids and I worked on some secret crafts
Jaden got a butterfly kit for Christmas and a few weeks ago, we ordered the caterpillars in the mail. I was a little skeptical, but I shouldn’t have been because Jaden had five caterpillars turn into butterflies!
We let them go last night.
Jaden wanted to make sure that all of us were there before he let them go.
Have a great Friday!
- Any plans for this weekend?
- What do you wear while running outside in mild weather?
- What’s the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you while running or exercising?