Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Tips-ter: Random Tips

Today's Workout:
6 mile run

The last couple of days have been quite introspective for me. I suppose it's a good thing to relax now and then and catch up on House of Cards yourself. While reflecting on the minor injury I had to my left Achilles tendon, I learned a few things:
1. Your sneakers need to recover too!
As shoes endure the stress of your running, their ability to absorb shock decreases. By "resting" your shoes you allow the mid-sole to de-compress for a longer period of time, thus giving them a longer "life." The solution is to rotate your shoes. Have at least two pairs that you can use interchangeably.
Pair #1

Pair #2

2. Tiger Balm may stain your skin!
Tiger Balm has an ingredient called paraffin that is dyed in a yellow color. It is a petroleum jelly that moisturizes your skin and evidently makes it turn yellow =/
3. Ingrown toenails can be caused by running without socks!
I am so guilty of this. On the days that I don't run with compression socks, I'll totally run sockless. I hate running in soggy socks, besides, my feet breathe so nicely without them. Of course the consequence of that is:
Ingrown toenails! Ouch!
So what are ingrown toenails?  It's when the nail borders curve into the soft tissue of the nail grooves thus creating pressure and pain along the nail borders. Thankfully, Marion knows just how to treat my gorgeous feet =)
And hands too!
The mani & pedi were my reward today after a four-hour session of this at home:
Hope these tips were helpful!
How many pairs of running sneakers do you own? Do you change them up as you train?

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