I’m gradually getting back to running. After, quite literally, running myself into the ground last fall and wondering if my knees would ever feel well enough to run again, I’m taking is slow and building up a base that won’t be enough to ensure a super successful OCR season but I’m not willing to compromise for the sake of too much, too soon. I’ll adapt my goals for my races to meet where I’m at now and will still have fun in the process!
A huge part of staying healthy is taking care of my legs. Mobility work, foam rolling, flexibility and strength all come into play here and a big part of my routine is compression. I want my legs to feel good while I’m running but I also want to do everything I can in the in between to keep the stiffness and joint aches away. With 3 young kids in constant need of my attention, I can’t always get in the quality recovery time I’d like but I can use compression to help.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m on board this year with Legend compression as a brand ambassador. I’m pumped for this for so many reasons. Before I give you my opinion on their socks (spoiler: they’re wickedly awesome), here’s quick glimpse into who they are and what they represent and what I feel sets them apart in what is often an industry that is over-saturated with crap products or business leaders who care more about your dollars than your well-being.
About Legend (from their website):
The mission of LEGEND Compression Wear™ is to improve the performance of every athlete—from the casual jogger to the competitive triathlete. Our sports compression socks, sleeves & apparel are designed with you in mind so you can perform at your best.
Our mission is to promote the notion that LEGENDS are created from great people, great courage and great accomplishments.
This philosophy holds true with our employees and our customers that rely on our products. Our team is devoted to total customer satisfaction through superior service, quality, performance and style.
Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality sports compression socks, leg sleeves and clothing so you can perform better and recover faster. One way we accomplish this goal is through the power of graduated compression technology.
It doesn’t stop there…
At LEGEND Compression Wear™ we care about the health of your legs. We are proud to offer you a full-line of LEGEND LEGWEAR™ with graduated compression. Our fashionable compression line of sheers & socks are not only stylish, but also promote better blood circulation in your legs.
At LEGEND Compression Wear™ we are focused on both your maximum potential as an athlete and the long-term health of your legs. This commitment provides our guiding operating principles that you can expect from our Company and Products. We mean it when we say- FOR YOUR LIFE & LEGS™. Please give us a try!
They offer a butt load of product which you’ll quickly realize when you visit their site. My participation as an ambassador is mainly for their graduated compression socks. Let me tell you, these are sweet, sweet, sweet socks. I’ve used several other brands and had good results but what I find is the difference maker with these is just how unbelievably comfortable they are. The material alone is amazing and I haven’t had any issues wearing them while running. They wash well and don’t deform in any way.
Beyond that, any communication I’ve had with them has been great. Supportive, nice, professional and with a real desire to cheer on all their athletes, not just the best of the best. For amateur warriors like me, it’s nice to know that I have someone in my corner at all times that believes in me and makes a great product! I’m eager to give their calf sleeves a try so I have a little extra something for when I kettle bell train since I do this barefoot.
All in all, I’m excited for this year and for this company to continue to grow and support athletes big and small, near and far.