Thursday, 20 August 2009

The Wrightsock it to me....

***photo courtesy of outright theft from Merry Mishaps blog. sorry & thanks!!

Tardy be thy name, for it has been about a month now since I was asked to be a part of the Wrightsock Challenge from my friends over at the Runners' Lounge.

So I'll apologise right now to Tom and Amy from the the Runners' Lounge and to the kind folks (but mostly Pam McCarthy) from Wrightsock, who has been patiently tapping her Wrightsocked wearing toes while waiting for me to catch up. If you think I'm slow getting my reviews done Pam, you should wait for me sometime at a finish line. It is almost painful!!! Just kidding.

I do have a plausible excuse though, I was vacationing the first part of month spending time at the Lake Placid Ironman and visiting with friends in Nova Scotia whom I haven't seen in over 35 *cough* years...well, let's make that 30 years. That report is coming too!

Anyway, this morning I got my lazy arse out the door at 5:45a.m. to get back into running mode, after all I have a half marathon in one month's time. Due to the extremes in heat these past few days, I chose to put on the Wrightsock SLT, they are very lightweight and I can honestly say I was skeptically nervous because they don't have a "cushioned" sole.

As soon as I put them on though, they felt great, so off for a 2.5K trot I went. Well, I was delighted to discover that they were so comfortable and didn't bunch, shift nor slid around in my shoe. You know how some socks do that? Well these babies staid in place with no rubbing at the heel, bunching under the toes and no chaffing!!! I love them!

Since it was such a short jaunt, I can honestly say I don't know what they would be like on one of my longer runs, but this morning they felt just fine and I would definitely recommend them, especially for hot weather running.

Stay tuned as I try out the other Wrightones throughout my speedy training for the Canada Army Run Half Marathon on September 20, 2009. (am I nuts? you don't need to answer that)

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

10 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

lol, this post cracked me up! Great review of the socks so far, i do love my Wrightsocks. :)

NY Wolve said...

Socks are a personal mission for me. I hope you like them, even though I have never tried them...

TNTcoach Ken said...

9/20/2009?????? So you aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but we love you anyway!

Marlene said...

You're nutty but we love you for it!

Wes said...

Back to running AND coolio socks... Awesome!! :-)

Groover said...

Talk about sock fetish ... I've got one. Other's have shoe fetishes ... I love socks. Haven't heard of Wrightsock but will keep an eye out now.

Aka Alice said...

hahahaha...about being slow on the reviews. I am sloooowwww too (and I'm not just talking about the running).

Nice review though. Well worth the wait!

Ted said...

Are there any wrongsock out there to try?

Judi said...

take it slow there lilly. don't want to mess up your knee!

Laurel said...

I LOVE new running socks. They are so expensive, so I always wait too long to buy new ones. But when I do, it's like a whole new running experience.