2020 dreaming with big plans for some big PRs! I am so excited to start the new year with the races I have planned so far!
It might have been a morning when I felt like I had nothing to train for that turned into splurge signing up for a few races to keep my mind (and body) busy! Pleeeease tell me I’m not the only one who signs up for races to keep motivated. SO now I’m signed up for the Knoxville Half Marathon (RUNNINGTHEALLEY15 for a discount), Boston Marathon, Bayshore Half Marathon (with the girls in my family which I’m so excited about), and the Chicago Marathon (with my Relentless Runner ladies)!
One thing I’ve learned is that it’s so exciting to run a race for a PR but it is so much more fun to do it with your favorite people around you!!
The other thing I’ve learned is that you can’t ask your body to continually perform without doing all the supplemental things like strength, nutrition, and recovery. I know that if I want to keep running I have to do those things to stay injury free.
This year I really dived deep and got passionate about strength training and nutrition! As far as recovery – I try to stay on this but was so excited to try a few recovery systems!
Luckily, I tried a few recovery boot systems out there. The most recent was at a health fair where I was introduced to Rapid Reboot. I felt so good after the session I knew I needed a pair.
What is the recovery system?? A dynamic compression system with hip, arm, and leg attachments. This is meant to “encourage blood flow, eliminate soreness, and speed up recovery.”
The system comes with a duffel bag, control unit, and the attachment pieces that you order. At first I had only used the leg attachments but I will say being a runner, the hip piece my boyfriend and I fight over because my hips are always tight from running. All of them are amazing but I’m so glad I have a choice!!
On the control unit: There are different modes which makes this unit customizable! There is peristaltic (each section compresses and decompresses as it goes up your leg) and recovery (each section compresses and stays compressed until it reaches the top and the entire boot decompresses). The pressure can be adjusted during the cycle which allows you to go through one or two before upping or lowering the compression! The control unit lets you choose whether you want compression on the whole leg, focus on certain areas, or avoid certain areas! & Lastly – you can change the time! 10, 20 or 30 minute cycles!
When do I use the system? I mostly use mine at night before I go to bed. This seems to be the best time for me and it makes me sleepy and so relaxed – perfect for right before I fall asleep! I know it’s recommended for after training, and even before to encourage circulation, but this was what works for me most days.
I tried to use one attachment every day for the last 30 days to give my full review but missed a day or two here and there. My marathon training has become more regular in the last month and my workouts are still 5x a week so this was a perfect time to see if I saw changes in recovery with added mileage. I truly felt more recovered and fresher for the next day after laying in them at night especially when I focused in on what was tight!
The Rapid Reboot system has really improved and edged out my recovery and I’m so thankful to have them now! I know that they are going to play a big part in my recovery for all the big races coming in 2020!! If you have any questions about any of the attachments or the system let me know!!
They are running a really good deal on their website right now for Christmas – check their website out here.
*Rapid Reboot gifted me these in exchange for my full review.