Do wool socks REALLY not stink after wearing several times? Episode 5:Sheepleg's Blog. The Muttering Mutton
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Do wool socks REALLY not stink after wearing several times? Episode 5

Hello all,

Wear 5.  March 10, 2012

Ok, so I totally broke my training schedule this week.  I was supposed to run Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  But my foot was hurting so bad from Saturday, I decided to take the week off and rest it.  Plus I had a soogie scheduled Wednesday.  If you like getting a massage and also like yoga, then I highly recommend getting a Thai massage.  I know, ha ha, happy ending...whatever.  There is no such thing as a massage that ends happily.  I mean, it is over for goodness sake.  How is that happy?  Now that the jokes are over, have you ever been in a yoga pose and wished you had help getting that extra stretch?  Well that is Thai massage; lazy man's yoga.  That is why I schedule 90 minutes with my girl Deborah as often as I can.  If you are in the Louisville area, I suggest you give it a whirl.  Just don't book in front of me.  :)

Sorry, I got a bit off track.

Today was wonderful  About 50 degrees at the start with 5-10 mph winds.  A perfect day for a run.  We had an 8 miler ahead of us.  I put the socks on and they felt like I just took them out of the package.  I can't express how weird that is. 

As the run wore on, I noticed something I had been worrying about as we piled more miles on.  Those hot spots that form on the long runs compound with the warmer weather and longer run.  I started to get a really annoying spot on the side of my big toe.  It was probably from my feet swelling a little (which they always do when I run), but whatever the cause it affected both my partner and I.  He stopped at one point to adjust his Vibrams.  It is important to note that he was not wearing socks.  SO it looks like both of us are putting BodyGlide on our feet next time as well as our other "rubbing" areas.

We are in uncharted territory with Vibrams for us now.  Neither one of us had run more than 7.5 miles in them before.  So I am sure foot fatigue will begin to take its toll at some point.  But that is what training is for. 

Here is the after shot.  You can actually still see some sweat on the bottom of the sock on the right hand side.  I know I am no photographer, but trust me, that is sweat not a shadow.  One other thing to note is that there is a bit of wear starting to form on the bottom of that right hand sock.


The real question still stands...do they stink.  Nope.

Maybe next time the stink fairy will visit, but not today.

Happy Hiking!

The Shepherd

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