Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Who all out there is responsible for dressing the men in their lives? More times than not, we women are the ones that have to tell the men if they match and what is appropriate to wear. We went through all of this with our dad once we start running with him. Over the years he has learned to wear tech material on his runs and he won't be caught wearing white socks with black shoes. We've taught him well.
With that being said, we wanted to share a little anecdote from last week.
While we were preparing for our race last weekend, we casually asked our dad what he was planning on wearing. He had just come in from mowing the lawn so when he told us what he was going to wear for the race, he assured us that he would not be wearing the type of socks he currently had on. He was wearing the mid calf socks. He left us know that he knew enough to wear the low cut socks for running. Bless his heart!
But we were not expecting the tangent that came out after that. He proceeded to tell us that he doesn't understand these low socks. They (apparently in his mind) are more money than the taller socks and the tall socks serve more of a purpose. 1) They protect your legs while mowing grass 2) they are warmer 3) you get more material, and my sister and I couldn't even hear arguments 4 and 5 because I think we were rolling on the floor laughing so much at the conviction in my dad's voice as he talked about his socks!
I can't even write this post without laughing about that incident.
I know everyone prefers there own type of socks. I for one prefer the low cut ones. Lacey on the other hand prefers the over the ankle socks. I have to agree that the over the ankle ones are nice for running on the trail. I always ended having dirt and a few stones in my socks after running the trail in my low cut ones. Of course the tall compression socks are nice for recovery but neither one of us make a habit of running in them.
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What type of socks do you wear running? Does our dad have a point?