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Sunday, August 22, 2010

100 Days of Running ~ Reviews and Giveaways ~ Third Times the Charm

Saturday morning mega humid run 6.64 miles
I was so hungry all day!

Yesterday after having driven down to VA Friday evening, I was still feeling the effects of LBM's disrupted schedule and ended up sleeping from 7 a.m. until almost 9 a.m.
Since LBM didn't sleep much during the night.  Ugh!
But I was determined to get some miles in before we started our day.  I didn't want my run weighing on my mind, keeping me from enjoying the day.

So while everyone else still slept I peeled off my CEP Compression socks which I have been sleeping in nearly every night since the Ultra and I hit the road.
Right away I know it was going to be a hard one because I had to return to the house to re-visit the bathroom.
GI issues.
Not something that usually attacks me a lot BUT in my part of VA there are very few opportunities to duck into a corn field.  So I grab my water bottle again and headed back out the door for my 8 - 9 miles.
After the .35 mile to the "main" road I knew that the humidity was going to cut this run short.  
I did enjoy ducking into a garage sale during my run but that aside it was a mental game of struggling through how hot it was.  
The one thing that wasn't having a hard time; my legs.
Even since starting the Legs Love Lunges Challenge my CEP Compression socks have kept my legs feeling great!  
No more cramps in my legs, no more fatigue after my runs.   I didn't start wearing my socks until after the Ultra but I know that I would have benefited from using them much sooner.  I didn't need to run a race to feel the quick recovery that these socks help provide.
After even my short run days, I slip into the Hot Pink socks and feel ready for the next day. 
 
 We enjoyed some entertainment on the walking mall in Charlottesville

I contact CEP Compression  to tell them just what a difference they have made in my running and recovery.  The wonderful folks at CEP 
Compression  have offered to give one of you the opportunity to have the same great tool to help you enhance your running and recovery.


What they say about CEP  Compression:

CEP Running Socks

For all Runners and Endurance Athletes: The scientifically optimized pressure flow provides your muscles with the maximum amount of oxygen and energy during performance and recovery.

The times are over where the sole purpose of socks and stockings was to protect feet from blistering. The CEP compression sportsocks are the first functional sport socks with a unique compression profile that provides a scientifically proven increase in blood circulation and a consequent increase in performance.

Achilles Tendon Support: Additional support of the Achilles tendon protects and prevents irritable tendons.

Padded Foot Soles: The special support of the foot sole prevents irritations caused by pressure spots.

Ventilation Channels: For a pleasant foot climate.

3-D Fit: The socks adjust to the anatomy of the leg and foot for a perfect fit thanks to the three-dimensional manufacturing process.

Prevent:
Shin Splints
Cramps
Achilles Issues
Fatigue
Micro Muscle tears
Vibration trauma
Blisters
Blood clots from travel



So what do you need to do to get a chance at winning some great CEP  Compression?
Leave a comment for each item to get an entry. 

1. Be a follower of this blog.  (Mandatory)

2.  Visit CEP Compression  and learn more about compression and how it can help you.  Let me know what you like and what you learned.

 3.Follow CEP Compression on FB or on Twitter.

4.  If you took up the streak challenge on August 20th, report in.  How is it going? 
  
That's it!   Good Luck!  


Entries will be accepted until 7 a.m. September 1st, 2010
 A winner will be chosen from all entries in all three giveaways .  An explanation of how the winner was chosen will be given when the winners are announced
Watch for bonus entry possiblities.






90 comments:

  1. I love my compression socks and would love another pair :)

    I am a follower!

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  2. I am not in the streak...mostly due to the fact that with swimming and biking, I would be lying if I said I even thought I could run every day!!

    But good luck to those in it!

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  3. CEP compression socks truly are the best; they make such a difference! Had me up and running two days after the marathon (3 weeks ago). Must have running gear!

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  4. My legs would love a pair of compression socks. I'm a follower.

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  5. I learned that CEP compression socks also prevent blisters. That gives me incentive to wear them on long runs when it gets cooler - provided, of course, that I win a pair:)

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  6. I'm a follower…and apparently I like to comment. I wish I had taken up on the streak challenge. Oh well.

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  7. I follow CEP on twitter...still lusting for a green pair!

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  8. It looks like CEP compression socks could really help with my calf cramps that I've had. Not full out cramps, but it is always there hurting and if I move just the right way I know I'll be in pain. Compression could really help. I love their pink ones, but wearing colored socks sort of freaks me out so white is the color to go with.

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  9. I'm a follower of CEP Compression on FB.

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  10. i am ur biggest fan. of course i am a follower!

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  11. i cant find a compression socks here in canada and most us places dont deliver to canada or the shipping charges are insane.

    i wanna win this giveaway so bad!!

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  12. I took the challenge and am totally excited about it. Today was my 3rd day and after a 9 miler on Friday, 10 Saturday, my legs were a little tired today, but I did it. Can't wait to see what the next 7 days bring. Thanks for the challenge.

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  13. I check out the site and visited "When to Wear CEP" and realized I should try them on a run. I always use them afterwards.

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  14. I love CEP compression socks! I wear them to bed at night after every run and it makes a huge difference! I am not sore when I get up in the morning even after long runs!

    I watched the video they have of how to get them on fast and I still think it would be hard to get them on from just getting out of the water :)

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  15. I follow CEP on twitter and Facebook both.
    I am not doing the streak since the timing is not good for me. I love to streak though hehehe!!

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  16. I have one pair of compression socks. I love them. I know how wonderful compression socks are and I know that they are very beneficial.

    As a result of my mastectomy I have Lympedema and wear a compression sleeve.

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  17. I am a new follower!

    I want a pair of these socks sooooo bad it hurts, well I hurt...and it hurts inside too!

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  18. They have actually seen improvements up to 5% in an athletes performance!

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  19. Sounds like a tough run - way to push through!

    I'm a follower!

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  20. I am a big fan of CEP already and recently hosted my own review/giveaway. What I like best if the medical-grade compression custom-sized to your calf circumference. These fit better than any other compression sock I have tried!

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  21. I follow/like CEP on Twitter & FB!

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  22. I am a Follower.. Thank you for all of your comments lately.. wish I could be a part of the streak challenge...but I cant even fit in one run lately. URGH!!

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  23. I know all about CEP's techonology bc we sell their socks at the store ('I'm what you'd call an expert!') but I don't have a pair myself yet!

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  24. and I'm a follower of CEP on twitter

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  25. i follow CEP on twitter @erica_h

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  26. I'm a follower.

    Not currently on a streak. Just recovered(ing) from an injury and coming back slowly.

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  27. I liked hearing about they can be put on quickly...though I'm not sure I'd ever be skilled enough to do that!

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  28. I loved the "when to wear CEP"!! I was completely clueless... now I know :)

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  29. I learned that CEP compression socks also prevent blisters.

    And I now am following them on FB.

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  30. At CEP I learned that if you wear your socks in a finishers photo then you can get another pair for free.

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  31. I follow CEP on Facebook & Twitter.

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  32. I'm bummed that I missed the challenge. I have been running every day since the fair though and every other day during and most of those were 6 miles plus.

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  33. I MUST win these socks!! :-)
    What I learned from their website is that these socks specifically help with achilles tendonities, which I've been struggling with for what seems like forever!

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  34. I have been looking at these socks forever. I like that they help with muscle fatigue. I have some calf cramping and these may help me.

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  35. The circulation benefits are incredible- its so strange to me that they have been using similar "stockings" for health benefits and post op patients for YEARS but we are just now hopping on that as runners!
    I would love a black pair to go with the 20 pairs of black shorts I own :)

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  36. I love compression socks. I can tell when I have versus haven't worn them the day after a hard run. The increased circulation helps my legs "get back to normal" so much faster. I have on pair of CEP compression sleeves and wear them to bed after most runs. I would love a pair of socks!

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  37. i didn't enter this?!

    i am a follower!

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  38. i learned that compression can help with varicose veins.

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  39. i took up the challenge and completed it :)

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  40. YEAh -- I'm already a follower of your crazy journey!!

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  41. i learned that they can help shin splints. something that I've had to go to PT for in the past.

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  42. I'm a follower. And while we're talking about THAT, why is it that you're not letting people know when you're in VA? Seriously, C'ville is awesome. And not that far from me. If you were, say, scheduled to run something like a pesky 20 miler, we could meet in Oilville and run together.

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  43. I thought the "how to put on your sock" video was totally awesome. Have you ever tried to put on compression socks while standing? Not a plan.

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  44. I was so excited to learn that they help with shin splints. I didn't know that! :)

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  45. I follow you! Been following for a while, love reading your stuff.

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  46. Clinically proven to increase performance by 5%? I will take all the help I can get. I also love that they support the Achilles tendon and are padded.

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  47. I learned that they support the achilles tendon(huge plus for me), and can increase performance by 5%!

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  48. I love the CEP compression Socks help prevent shin Splints I have suffered for many years

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