Monday, August 25, 2014

5 Ways to Soothe Sore and Tired Feet.



After putting in quite a few miles this summer, I was ready to give my sore and tired feet a little spa day at home.

Here are just a few of the things that helped me have an enjoyable spa day at home.

1. The U Comfy foot massager.

 I know we've mentioned this one before. My sister and I each got one of these when we decided to sign up for our first marathons.  Unfortunately I never got to run my first marathon ( Big Sur), but this is definitely coming in handy as I train for the Disney World Marathon ( and Goofy Challenge).

This is one of the BEST massagers because it not only massages your feet but it massages your calf muscles as well. That is usually the part that I need the most help with.  Now if I could only find a massager that worked on my hips and glutes!


2. After using the U Comfy Massager, I soaked my feet in the little foot spa I have. I dropped in a few mint fizzies.

The foot spa is from Conair and has heat, bubble, and vibrating functions.

3. This next product I haven't used in such a long time.

It's an energizing foot mask from the Mary Kay Private Spa Collection. You massage it on to dry feet and let it dry for 10 minutes. After you rinse it off it definitely gives your feet a cooling sensation. it also helps with exfoliation.


4. This is a product I think everyone should keep in their desk drawer. It's Mint Bliss energizing lotion for feet and legs also by Mary Kay.

Not only can you put this on tired feet and legs, but women can also put it right over top of their nylons! This is why  it's good to keep it in your desk drawer at work so you can just pull it out and slather it on when your feet or legs are feeling like they need a "pick me up".


5.After pampering my feet and giving myself a much needed pedicure, I slipped my feet in to these socks.

The generous people at Thorlos must have seen a post I wrote a few weeks ago about how my feet were hurting so they sent me a few pairs of their super comfy socks to try.
I've hear of Thorlos from our friend Lauren ( from Lauren's Glass Slipper) but I never tried them myself.  The unique thing about Thorlos is they have a padded forefoot and padded heel. Something I've never had in a running sock before.  These socks are said to reduce blisters, reduce moisture, reduce pain, and reduce pressure. Although I've only worn the grey and blue pair around the house, I have worn the orange pair ( actually called Mango) out for a run and they did not disappoint! Thorlos for the win!


What are some ways that you soothe your sore and tired feet?    ~M

23 comments:

  1. That was nice of Thorlos to send you socks! I like them, too, and have three pairs of them: purple, turquoise and blue.

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    1. I've really liked them so far. I'd like to have a purple pair!

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  2. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy HappyAugust 25, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Oooh, I definitely need a food massager. My feet ache so much at the moment.

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  3. The massager that massages your calves as well as your feet sounds awesome! I don't think I knew such a thing existed :)

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    1. This is the only one that we've found that does both!

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  4. Ya!! Thorlos for the win indeed! I think I may have to add that foot massager and spa bath to my Christmas list for this year :0)

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    1. Those will be great gifts for sure and I am sure you will use them often!

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  5. These are great ideas! My feet luckily don't hurt too bad, so I do epsom salt soaks and roll them with my trigger point ball. I want to try Thorlos, I've heard so many good things about them!

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    1. I should try that trigger ball. I've tried the tennis ball but I cant seem to hang on to it very long without my Labrador trying to get at it!

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  6. My hubs wants one of those foot massagers - mainly for the calves too. he walks like 15 miles a day... yikes!
    I love me a good foot bath tub with bubbles. Scrub those babies!

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    1. 15 miles a day,,,wow! Who has that kind of time?,,,lol

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  7. Oh man!! These look amazing!! What great ways to sooth your feet! This summer I worked as a waitress and my feet could've used some 'soothing'!! Great ideas!! :)

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    1. Oh, I bet your feet would have loved this after being on them all day!

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  8. I've actually tried that brand of socks myself, and I have to say I agree with your thoughts on them. They are great socks, and mine were totally seamless which I love!
    Because I occasionally work jobs that I have to be on my feet a lot, I am always wearing comfy sports socks, got to keep the piggy's comfortable, LOL (I've been hanging out with my nieces and nephews too much:)

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  9. Thorlo's are the BEST! I will never run in a different brand of socks!

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  10. I've never paid much attention to my feet except lotion or heavy moisturizer when needed. A foot spa sounds pretty cool!

    Kim
    2justByou

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  11. Great tips, and oh my gosh - that UComfy massager looks amazing! I use a foot exfoliator from Julep that heats up when applied and it feels great.

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  12. I've been wearing Thorlos for over 20 years, first for tennis and then for running/exercise. The Experias are my favorites for running! The U Comfy foot massage was something we sold at Brookstone when I was a seasonal assistant manager once Christmas. They are awesome and I used it sometimes during my lunch break if there were no customers around!

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  13. I have the Thorlo Experia and like them, especially for short runs. But for long runs and races I always reach for my Balega Hidden Comforts. The Experias are definitely thinner, though, with just the forefoot and heel padding. That massager looks amazing!

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  14. My right calf is chronically super tight- I could really use one of those massagers!!! Looks amazing!

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  15. Oh my gosh...I just tried one of those calf massagers at Brookstone last weekend and I AM HOOKED! I already told Jason it's on my Christmas list! Haha! Looks like a great at home spa day!! :D

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