It All Comes Around
So after a morning filled with getting out XXC #3, and an afternoon filled with doing Dad stuff, I lost my desire to ride, especially since that ride was just going to be a rail trail tempo ride. I figured, I get done what needed done today and open up tomorrow morning for some single track. Which is MUCH better IMHO.
I know I've mentioned this before, about how I (and only me) started the compression sock revolution last year. My friend Aaron will try take credit for it 'cause he rocked argyle knee socks at last year's Seven Springs 24, but we all know it was me and my Deep Vein Thrombosis. I mean I took the "bullet" for the revolution with a little thing called "almost dieing!" and a 1/2 year on blood thinners! NOW all these bandwagon jumpers are getting on board the compression sock band wagon. I mean even Euro XC dudes are wearing them on the podium now! I mean look at this-
I'm kidding of course. I think sporting the socks post race is in no way a bad idea, especially if you're doing a lot of driving or flying to get to and from the race. While I can't speak on whether they actually help performance or not, I can say that they do promote blood flow through the legs and help ward off swelling, clotting and DVT.
Since it seems that compression socks are catching on, I would like to see someone get a little flare going. How 'bout some designs? Argyle, Dr. J retro 70s tube socks, striped, polka dots, etc., Why not? A. In most people's opinions we already wear some of the most ridiculous clothing ever made to ride our bikes and B. If you're wearing the compression socks you already look like a knob, so why not just EMBRACE it. Go ahead, make the socks! Someone will do it and make some cash, and I'll still be sitting at this desk, writing this drivel. BTW I saw that CompetitiveCyclist.com has the Skins Sports Sox for $45. Just an FYI- I paid like $11 for basic black at my local pharmacy when when my leg was swelled up like a well fed anaconda. But then again mine were compression socks, not compression "sox." ;)
I guess what spawned me to talk about the socks again, was that I have my 3rd and hopefully FINAL Doppler on my leg next week followed by a follow up with my Doc. So far the leg has been great and I've been off the blood thinners since April, but I still get a bit nervous.
OK, I need to decompress and digest the white trash super food I made up tonight. Oh yeah, I would kick ass at Iron Chef: Double Wide. Dijon Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Pasta. Frig it was good. I ate enough broccoli to be regular for the next 3 months. Speaking of "regular" have you seen the "colon lady" commercials?? Holy shit! (no pun intended)
Sorry for the ghetto YouTube video, but it's all that was available. Oddly I saw a video when I was in college that had a woman called "the colon lady" in it, but that was a WHHHOLE other sort of video and genre!