I know my blog-sters love the giveaway. In fact, I'm fairly certain 90% of you only follow me for the loot... who am I kidding, it's probably 99%. Remember that review I did of CEP compression socks? No? Well, let me remind you.
A friend of mine, EW (center of the photo below), told me at every race that I really needed to look into compression socks. Specifically, he told me this because my calves would ache a lot after every run. In fact, of all areas on my body, they would be the most sore. Finally, I gave in and wanted to see what the fuss was all about.
I believe in them so much, that I just got in a shipment of more because one pair of stinky pink socks just wasn't working...
Definitely read up on my full review from last month HERE. It includes a video of how to put them on properly... and I will admit that after about 6 weeks of wearing them, the video is right! That is, by far, the easiest way to get these babies on.
For those of you whose right finger is feeling too lazy to click... I wanted to at least repost the important stuff...
You can find out all about CEP socks HERE.
Some key points from their FAQ:
- Graduated compression, moisture-wicking sock.
- Breathable synthetic fibers.
- Many athletes see relief from injuries, pain, and cramping - especially injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, Shin splints, and Calf cramping.
- Easy to wash and last around a year with continual use (every other day).
- CEP socks are "medically correct". They have more compression at the ankle and less at the calf. Many competitors do not, and this "slows blood flow and can create a venous insufficiency, which can lead to varicose veins and in the worst-case thrombosis."
- Compression socks are also good for travel!!!
"Before: The increased circulation aids in warming up the muscle by passively activating the muscles, getting them ready to perform. During: The increase in arterial flow brings more oxygen to the muscles. This increase power and in the study using CEP socks athlete had 5% faster running times! That’s 10 min in a marathon. After: The increased circulation helps to flush out the muscles and eliminate the lactate and Hydrogen ions that cause soreness. In addition to supplying the muscles with the nutrients to repair damage and de-hydration. "
Where can you buy CEP? Try SportsCompression.com. Not only has SportsCompression.com generously offered to host a giveaway for one pair of CEP compression socks, but you can also continue to use the discount code BLOG15 to receive 15% off your entire purchase (which I gladly used to get my recent shipment of socks/sleeves).
So how do you WIN yourself a pair of CEP Compression socks (or sleeves)?
Mandatory Entry - Be or become a follower of my BLOG and leave a comment
+1 Entry - Go to sportscompression.com and tell me what you'd pick if you won.
+1 Entry - "Like" Sports Compression on Facebook AND post on their wall that I sent you. Leave me a comment here letting me know you did.
+1 Entry - Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter. Tell me about it.
+1 Entry - Share this giveaway on your blog. Leave me a comment with a link!
Bonus Entry - Donate $5 or more to my fundraiser HERE (if you already donated, YES, it counts). Leave me a comment.
Winner will be announced on November 22nd!