Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Got Socks?

I do, I spent $40 on socks yesterday. Makes me sick ...

All this running is hard on socks. I have had three pairs of socks develop holes lately. I ended up with two holes in my sock during my 16 mile run on Sunday. I noticed the first hole at about mile 5 when I emptied the multitude of rocks out of my shoes. The second one showed up at around mile 14, again when emptying the rocks out of my shoes.

So I went sock shopping yesterday. My first stop was the running store. I picked up two pairs of socks to be worn primarily for my long runs. These two pairs of socks alone were $20. But they are technologically created specifically for running long distances, wicking the sweat away from foot in an effort to prevent blisters. Sounds good to me, I don't like blisters.

My second stop was Kohl's to pick up some every day sports type socks. I was needing a variety of socks here so that's where the other $20 came in. I bought a package of long white sports socks because it's getting cold and I need to keep my ankles warm. Then I bought a package of long black sports socks because I can't find sweats long enough and black sweats on black socks kind of minimizes the geekiness of the 'girl who waits for flood' look (love ya dawn dawn). Then I had to buy some short white socks because I can't sleep in long socks. Not bad, 12 pairs of socks for $20. Sounds much better then 2 pair for $20.

2 comments:

Dr Convolution said...

I'm flabbergasted.

Sarah Elaine said...

I hear ya. I bought some running socks about 2 weeks ago. 2 pair for $18 (that's Canadian dollars mind you, but still!)

I wanted seamless running socks, by they were $24/pr. Uh... not going to happen on this student's salary!

I keep my cotton workout socks for non-running days now...