PRO Compression Socks Review & Giveaway

 

Great news , guys! Remember last month ( aka Birthday Month!) when I made my birthday wishlist? One of the things I had been really wanting was a great pair of compression socks.  I haven’t made a birthday list since childhood!! Most everything  on my list was fitness related & well, I actually got almost EVERYTHING on my list!

I had heard such great things about how compression socks can help reduce fatigue and can increase recovery time. You can read more about the benefits here. I  knew they had to be on my list.  The great folks at PRO Compression helped make my birthday wishes come true by sending me a pair of Marathon PRO Compression socks to try out.

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I was super excited when they arrived in the mail and couldn’t wait for my next run to try them out. When I first took them out of the package and began to put them on I was surprised by how snug they were. Not uncomfortable at all, just really snug. They were full length and came in a deep purple. I was impressed with the wide selection of fun colors and patterns that were also available.

During my run, they felt great! They didn’t budge from when I put them on and didn’t ever feel too tight. I didn’t really notice them at all during my run, at least not in a way the inhibited my running. What I did notice most about them came wearing them after my run. I wore them for most of the afternoon after my morning run. You know the typical leg aches you can get after a run? Nothing that day. I felt great ALL day, not tired or achy even later that evening. I am all about anything that helps keep me moving forward and recovering faster!  I will be putting another pair of PRO Compression socks on my Christmas list too.

Want to put PRO Compression on YOUR Christmas list?  My readers can save 40% OFF PRO Compression products now with this coupon code :  BLG13

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!…… PRO Compression wants to give one of my readers a pair of compression socks too! You’ve got several chances to enter so make sure to complete each one!

 

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*PRO Compression provided the products for this review & giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

Fitness Friday- Birthday Fitness Wishlist 2013

Time for another Fitness Friday update! And today’s update is special because November kicks off Birthday Month!! ( November 17th just in case anyone needs to set a countdown timer 😉 ) Since this fitness business has really become such a part of my daily life, I am finding myself in need of more fitness gear. So this post will be part update/part wishlist.

Update Part: Fitness this week has been the ideal. I was consistent but didn’t over do it. I listened to my body when I felt it needed a rest day. Although it was HARD. I wanted to go run but I knew if I did I was risking a possible injury that would just delay me even more. The rest time was good for my body and it made me excited to get going again. I also ran my fastest mile to date this week!

Running is deceiving. The occasional runner may think you can just don any old pair of running shoes and head out to the streets. Yeah….not so much. Ever heard the expression “Never bring a knife to a gun fight”? It’s pretty much the same thing.

Running is not necessarily cheap.  Shoes ~ good ones that have been fitted to your body,  amazing running bras, socks, endless supply of headphones, armbands, running playlists, apps,  race entry fees, etc.  It all adds up. That being said, birthdays and Christmas are the perfect time to compile a list or create a your fitness wishlist Pinterest board (<– shameless plug) to offer to loved ones who will inevitably ask ” What would you like for your birthday?”

Wishlist Part: Since it is my birthday month, I have done just that. Take a look below and at my Pinterest Fitness Wishlist board and see what I’m eyeing. Tell me if you already have one of these and your link reviews in the comments. Or Let me know if you think I should add something better to my Fitness Wishlist. Cant wait to hear from you!

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*New Shoes

Because don’t you always just need new shoes?! Luckily for us our running group coaches  impressed upon up the need to be fitted for the right running shoes before we began. They also showed us how to stretch after a run.  Changed.My.Life. Seriously, I haven’t had one injury and I can tell when I have logged the miles on my shoes because it feels like its time. You wear your running shoes so often, in a weird way, its like they are just part of you. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to retire your favorite pair. They’ve been places with you. In the rain, in the hottest of days, through hard runs and  the exhilarating ones they’ve been there. When its time to retire them though, it is always fun to get a new pair. The other runners WILL notice.

*Compression Socks/Sleeves

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*Road ID Slim

Because sometimes you don’t have pockets. Can I get an Amen, Ladies??  And because sometimes your phone battery just dies. With RoadID your family, friends and you can have peace of mind that in the event of an emergency responders will know who to contact and any pertinent medical  information.

*FlipBelt

Have I mentioned how pockets are a problem on women’s athletic apparel??? This could save me.

 

 

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