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A few weeks back, my legs were killing me after a long run. My shins hurt, my calves were sore and I started looking for some relief. I started off with some good stretches, followed by ice packs to reduce any swelling. And then I took a big plunge. I bought compression socks {doesn’t that just make me sound like a old woman?}.

I splurged on a set of CEP socks last week. Compression socks work by squeezing the muscle, increasing blood flow and oxygen, while allowing the muscles to heal. They have proven to be worth every penny. They help my legs stay “fresh” while running and if I wear them for recovery, they make my legs feel super peppy. On Monday I put them on after a four mile run because my calves were killing me from a workout on Sunday. I sported my bright pink socks for a few hours and by the end of the night my legs felt great.

I’ve been fully converted to a compression sock lover. And I think the hot pink color helps balance out the granny feeling I get when I bust them out.

How do you keep your legs feeling good after runs or workouts?