As I type this on Friday night at 9:05, Dimity is already lying supine, eyes closed and ears plugged with the soothing tones of an NPR podcast like Fresh Air. We've had an exhausting-but-exhilarating week with three Mother Runner parties, including one in Columbus, OH, which was our biggest one to date. Now we're at the ZOOMA women's half-marathon and 10K in Chicago; Dimity is taking on the shorter distance in the a.m.
Without further ado, here's the winner of the amazing 110% Overdrive Compression Sox + Ice Kit that lets the wearer to give her lower legs a gentle, refreshing squeeze while applying special ice sheets to areas of special concern, such as shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, stress fracture, or, my nemesis, plantar fasciitis. The winner, and the person she's been empathizing with lately, is:
Julia M.: "I’m going to be greedy and empathize with myself! I’ve been struggling with this since Oct. I trained through it and ran Boston with it even. I’ve tried everything including cortisone injections, the boot and time off. In fact I’m sitting here typing this because not unusually the night splint I wear wakes me up in pain as it is right now. My foot so strongly wants to plantarflex while I sleep sometimes it just starts aching. I’ve got my first half-iron tri coming up in 2 1/2 weeks and am just now starting to run again after 20 days of no running, so I’ve been doing contrast baths 2-3 times a day for 20-30 minutes! Arh! Who has time for that? Feel sorry yet? I could put these baby’s to good use!"
Julia, sounds like you need these sooner than later, so email us pronto at runmother [at] gmail [dot] com to let us know your last name, mailing address, and size sox you need. (There's size chart on the product page.) Here's hoping the rest of you have a great weekend. It's been great meeting so many of you this week!