Friday, December 09, 2016

Friday Five- 12.09.16

Hello Friday! how are you today? I am so happy it's Friday! If you are reading this between 11 and 1 pm on Friday, I am wrapping presents for kids at my son's school.... probably highly caffeinated, that is the only way I can tolerate more than 4 kids at one time.

I'm linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness  for the Friday Five 2.0. Theme today is items I wish I hadn't purchased.... not a hate post, this items simply didn't work for me .... can we say a collective Ouch? most involved chaffing and/ or blisters.
 
 


1. Feetures Socks - I bought this ones at my local running store. My running store didn't have any Injinjis, so I sucked up and picked up the Feetures. This socks will give me blisters no matter how long I run, how much Vaseline I put on my toes or which shoes I'm wearing. This have become regular walking socks. Never running in them again.



2. This Brooks Sneakers- Back in March of this year, I was training for my first marathon, and was sure that buying Brooks sneakers would make me a better runner... I have no idea where I got this idea.... So I ordered a pair of Brooks Pure Flow on line and waited for the best. The shoes were ok, but felt heavier than my Nike Free. I wore them in a few long runs, and ended up getting a pain in the bottom of my right foot after 6 miles. This shoes are now my "trail running shoes". Note to Self: Shoes don't make you a better runner, Running makes you a better runner.



3. This sports Bra- It was wonderful for training and long runs in the humidity, it was cheap too. It got me through BIH Half, without any issues! This sports bra was the perfection I had been looking for in a Sports Bra, until the Philly R'n'R Half marathon, when it chaffed my boob so badly, that it scarred.




4. This Nike Hat- I bought it with a set of gloves last year, but the gloves were stolen from me. The hat has a seam that rubs my forehead.... I guess that's what I get for having a big forehead!



And ONE thing I'm on the fence about

5.  . This shorts- I love this shorts.... but they give me a wedgie, and they chaffed my leg at Philly R'n'R Half too. But they make me feel fast and light. I also hate the overly decorated top of them, but I hide it with my black tops.


What are your favorite socks?
Do you have a sports bra that went Rogue?
How do you keep your shorts from giving you wedgies?

17 comments:

  1. I love Injinjis and don't think I could go back to regular socks.

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    1. Injinjis are the best! I love how comfy they are!

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  2. I love most of the Feetures socks. I almost exclusively run in them.

    Brooks -----> I'm kind of sad to say that I think that the switch from Mizunos to Pure Flows and/or Launch 3s:(

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    1. Feetures work for a lot of people, and I know they have lots of fans, they just don't work for me! It's very strange!

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  3. I like the Pure Connects which are similar but my Doc is not a fan. He doesn't want me to run in the ones i have. That is freaky yours gave you pain.
    Nothing really gives me wedgies, but I do have some shorts the slide down in the waist! Ugh...
    Balega is one of my favorite socks

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    1. Why doesn't your doctor like them? My sister had a pair of pure connects 4, which had a wider toe box, and she loved them! that's why I got them. But the ones I have are very narrow on the front and having my toes squeezed together is what creates the pain for me.

      I need to give Balega a try.

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  4. I got a black toenail from my Feetures! I like SmartWool, those SLS3 low compression, and ProCompression low socks.

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    1. I have gotten many blisters... because I was sure the fist 3 times were a fluke!! and kept trying ! I didn't learn!

      I'll check out those too, thanks Wendy!

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  5. I got a pair of Injinjis but sadly, they were just awful! I had such high hopes to avoiding blisters, but alas, they're just not for me. I love Feetures and Balega. I lube up my toes for distance runs and it's all good.

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    1. I wonder why socks work different for people? I can't do Feetures, but they have others who are big fans! I overdue the lube with the feetures and still got blisters, not even worth trying for me anymore.

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  6. When I run long distance it seems like I get blisters no matter what socks I wear or what products I use before hand...womp womp. My sister had a pair of the pure flows and didn't like them so gave them to me, I didn't like them either so I think I may have donated them (or else they are still in my basement).

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    1. I have had luck with injinjis and Under Armour socks and lots of jelly! It seems when doing races, I'll get at least 1 blister no matter what socks I wear.

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  7. I wear a lot of different socks for short runs, but for distance (anything 10K+), I'm in SmartWool no-shows. Even in the heat of summer, those wool socks are pure gold for me ;-)

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    1. I just noticed your Pennsylvania location...our oldest daughter moved to Hanover a few months ago. Any suggestions on races in the vicinity? We're in Iowa, but I'd love to find a race to do sometime when we're out that way. ;-)

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    2. I'll check out smartwool, for sure will need something wooly in the winter!

      I commented on your blog about races, let me know what dates you have in mind!

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  8. AMEN on the Feetures. I know lots of people like them but I just totally don't!!

    I love the Brooks Pure Flow in theory...I always wish they could be a good shoe for me because they look so pretty and I feel like they'd be nice shoes. Matt wears them when he bothers to run. But they're not made for my gait!

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    1. I know that brooks is a good company and have excellent running stuff, but for me, Nike Free has been my best running shoes. They do look so cool and I wanted to like them!

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