Toe Tec On Tour

This weekend, my husband and I headed away to London. Over the years I've done a lot of travel, especially for athletics, which often took me away nearly every weekend in my teenage years for international races and UK meets. However, it's still a bit of a running joke, that I don't appear to have mastered the art of packing lightly. As you'll know from reading about how I pack double of everything in my diabetes kit bag, I'm very much an 'every eventuality' type of traveller. I hate being without the essentials, and so pack what I think that I'll need, often just in case.

However, one thing I did not need to pack multiples of were my Toe Tec socks, so versatile are they, that I can depend on them for strenuous physical activity and also comfortably walking around tourist attractions too. The weekend's adventures started with a 'tourist run' at Parkrun in Bushy park in south London (ish) area. Known as the original of the Parkrun locations, I was incredibly excited to take on the course. Despite the horrendously wet and windy weather spirits were high amongst the 1100 runners, and the atmosphere was warm and friendly as we took on the 5km dash to the finish line. The course itself was a little more of a mixed terrain than I'm used to on track, with grass, path and a little shrubbery. But my footing stayed true in my Toe Tec socks, and I was very grateful for the ankle support that the ribbed styling of the sock offered to the ankle. I felt secure in each twist and turn, without bagging or bunching in the socks, even with variable speeds (in my sprint towards the finish).

Hampton Court Palace

After getting warm and dry back at the hotel after the run, we headed out to explore Hampton Court Palace for the afternoon. A mixture of indoor palatial rooms and outdoor gardens and court yards, my feet were kept warm and dry in a fresh/ less muddy pair of my Toe Tec socks, as we made our way around the famous former home of Britain's king's and queens. I was royally tired when the day came to a close, but thankfully this did not translate to my feet, enabling me to conquer a tough sand dunes session the very next morning back in Wales. As an athlete with diabetes, I think that it's important to have performance wear that performs as hard as I do, and my Toe Tec socks delivered!

Hampton Court Palace Gardens

This blog post is kindly sponsored by Toe Tec socks and the Team at Reed Medical


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