Marathon Recap with Michele Milner, a FITS Boston Marathon Ambassador - FITS®

May 30, 2019

Michele completed her first Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019. We caught up with her to hear all about her experience.

First thing's first: were you happy with your race overall?

My race didn’t go as planned or as well as I hoped, but it was still an amazing experience! I felt like I was running effortlessly until about mile 17 and then started to cramp. The last 9 miles were pretty painful; I was very happy to see the finish line! Of course I wish I had run a faster time, but I consider a finish a win anyway! 

What was the most memorable part of the race? 

It was awesome to watch disabled veterans and visually impaired runners competing! Their strength, spirit and patriotism are very inspiring. The energy from the crowd was incredible! It was amazing to see the support along the course from the Bostonians and so many other people visiting the city. 

What's one thing you would change if you could? 

I would change my finish time and make it about 20-25 minutes faster ;). On a serious note, my experience was almost perfect! It was a great weekend. I explored Boston with some good friends, ate delicious food, toured some breweries and ran the Boston Marathon! If I went back to Boston with a goal to run faster, I would probably relax more before the race and do less sightseeing. This year’s experience was so much fun, it really didn’t matter that I didn’t have the race that I wanted. 

How would you sum up the experience of running Boston to someone who has never done it before?

It’s a giant running party! The race brings together people of different races, cultures and ethnicities, with differing opinions and different backgrounds. We are all held together by our love for running and this creates an amazing sense of community. I enjoyed feeling the excitement and energy of the city. The race for me was a celebration of running and being American! 

What's next for you? Any new running/fitness goals? 

I plan to take a break from running for several months. I look forward to spending more time on my bike and doing more yoga. I am hoping to compete in a cycling or mountain bike race this fall! 

Good luck, Michele! Thanks for sharing your experience.


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How Do You Determine Sock Size?

Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you. 

How Do You Measure Your Foot for Socks?

To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart. 

What Is the Sock Size Conversion?

The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you. 

What is Sock Size to Shoe Size?

Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:

Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot. 

What Age is Sock Size 9-12?

Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit. 

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