When I wrote Monday’s post (on Sunday night) I was anxiously awaiting my run on Monday morning to test my hamstring. I was hoping all the diligent RICE I did over the weekend would loosen things up and allow me to get some decent runs in this week. I headed out the door (in shorts!) and…..I felt so. much. better. To say I was happy and clicking my heels through those 4 miles is an understatement! My hammie isn’t 100% but it’s getting there. Phew!
During the blogger meet-up before the Philly Half, Kari gave everyone Aspaeris compression shorts to try out (thanks Kari!). I’ve never tried compression shorts before…never really had the need for them. I now regret those words!
Fast forward to after the Philly Half, I was sore and my hamstring was screaming. I put the shorts on and wore them the rest of the day under my sweatpants. They felt amazing; I love the support they gave my aching muscles.
I used the compression shorts as part of my RICE therapy all last week. I even wore them to work yesterday (under my work clothes, of course. Have you ever looked at yourself wearing Spanx? That’s what these look like…it’s best to hide them under clothing unless you are built like a supermodel). They were so comfortable, I forgot I had them on.
These shorts came at the absolute, most perfect time. They definitely played a role in healing my hamstring.
My only minor complaint would be they are a little roomy in the waist. I don’t think anything could be done about that because a smaller size would be too small. They are tight where they should be tight and that’s what counts.
Do you wear compression shorts? Do you wear them during a run or post-run ?
I was given Aspaeris compression shorts at no cost; however, the opinions are my own.