I’m so ready for the dog days of summer to be over with. I always call this my “rut” month. I’m tired of the 99+ degrees weather, the dry grass and it’s too hot to care about pumpkin spice anything or football. I’m overworked from the hot summer workouts and just want to lay around and mope (over exaggerating.) It’s all about getting in the right mindset and finding motivation that will keep you moving forward.
I ran more miles last month than I’ve ever ran in a month before. I had to ease it up a bit this month. I’m taking it a bit slower to give my joints and muscles a break. I have overcome so many injuries in the past five years related to running and (knock on wood) I’ve been injury free for about two years now. I still get aches and pains, but so far I’ve recovered successfully.
There are a lot of little things that play a huge part in recovering and staying healthy.
10 THINGS IVE LEARNED DURING RECOVERY
2. WARM UP BEFORE A WORKOUT
3. STRETCH AFTER A WORKOUT
4. CHANGE UP YOUR WORKOUTS
5. STRENGTH TRAINING
8. DRINK WATER
9. COMPRESSION IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
10. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
I have been running with a knee brace to give my knee extra support and reduce the stress on the joints. I was so excited when CopperJoint reached out to me to try their compression garments because they looked super comfortable and I’ve heard so many good reviews (Check out the testimonials.) I decided to change up my workout today and go for a long 30 mile bike ride using the CopperJoint garments. It’s definitely a performance enhancer!
I usually walk over 20 miles a week on the trails and I have to stop a lot to stretch and rotate my knees and ankles. The CopperJoint compression garments are great for relieving that pain, reducing the time taken for healing muscles and they aid in returning oxygen to the working muscles.
There are CopperJoint garments for your knees, feet, calves, elbows (which I can’t wait to try during my next weight lifting session), hands, ankles, and wrists!
The CopperJoint compression garments are so much better than the ones I was previously using. Mine was super thick and almost reminded me of softball kneepads. The CopperJoint compression garments are super light and include 88% copper infused nylon, which is the highest copper percentage in the market. The great thing about having a high copper percentage is that you can wear them all day long because it’s efficient in killing germs!
I went ahead and ordered a size smaller than I usually wear because I wanted it to be tight and compressing! Even with them being tight, they didn’t limit my movements, or slow me down during my ride or morning run. I actually forgot I was even wearing them.
The compression garments are great for more than just workouts. You can wear them during trips that require a lot of walking, a job that requires a lot of standing, or if you have poor circulation. If you know anyone with arthritis or related health issues, these would be a great gift for them.
Even though I’ve recovered from runner’s knee and Achilles tendonitis, I still get little aches and pains. I wore the knee garment and the ankle garment during my afternoon run. They made me feel like I was running on air! I didn’t feel like I was pounding on my joints and it eased up the small aches and pains I usually fight. I love that they don’t look so obnoxious or bulky. My only suggestions for them is to create some fun colors…like pink 😉
The tops of the garments have little grids to keep them from sliding on the band. I loved that! There is nothing worse than sliding up your compression garments during a workout. They stayed in place the entire time.
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I can’t wait to use all of the other CopperJoint products during my other workouts! I think you guys will love these.
QUESTIONS FOR YOU!
- Have you ever had a sport injury?
- What do you do to prevent injuries?
- What is one workout you love to do for fun?
This is a sponsored post with CopperJoint & ALL opinions are my own.