“Are you, like, going to play soccer?”
Just one of the questions I get asked while rolling around town in my CEP Compression Socks. No, not soccer. They’re not shin guards. They’re socks that have graduated compression built in to improve blood flow. They supposedly speed up recovery and improve performance. They feel awesome on my legs. And they look hot. I mean, right?
Especially with a matchy matchy pink tank top! (Self-portraiture skills at work here! Also, why do I own so much pink all of a sudden?)
I probably sound like I am drinking the CEP Kool-Aid with this whole compression-sock thing, but I really do think they are helpful. I’ve worn them in races and on long runs and felt like my legs had a little more in them than usual. And I wear them a ton when I’m working, walking around town, or otherwise spending hours on my feet – they help with that dead-legs feeling after an exhausting day. (For the record, I also have them in white and black – I’m not always making the OMG PINK fashion statement.)
Because I love them so much, I want you to love them too. 🙂 So I’m going to give away a pair! These puppies ain’t cheap, so listen up if you want in on the action!
CEP Compression Sock Giveaway!
Who: You. (Women, men, anyone. They have non-pink colors.)
What: One pair of CEP Compression Socks
How: Three ways to enter!
- Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite running gear or gadget
- Follow me on twitter (@shelbyvanpelt) and leave a separate comment about it
- Mention this on your blog and leave a separate comment about it
When: Ends Friday, 8/6/2010, at midnight
Why: Because I love you guys? And I am a greedy-guts who wants more comments and twitter followers? Let’s be honest, why does anyone do a giveaway financed out of their own pocket? 🙂 (Consider that an official disclaimer that CEP has nothing to do with this – they aren’t sponsoring this giveaway. I just happen to really like their product.)
And if you’re not a winner, you can get these fabulous socks at The Running Company. You can even buy them from me personally if you come to the UES store. Exciting, I know! (The Running Company is also not sponsoring this giveaway, BTW. It just happens to be the best running shop in NYC and I happen to work there.)
Today’s EAT: Ordering something like a quesadilla for delivery kind of kills me. But it sounded good tonight and I didn’t have any of the fixins on hand, so a SeamlessWeb order from Agave it was.
And chips, and guac. And, um…onion rings. Just because.
Today’s DRINK: I kind of felt like crap after my humidity-laden run tonight. So I’m taking it easy tonight. Lots of water. Might open a Chang beer leftover from last night if I feel like sipping something later.
Today’s RUN: We are almost two months into summer and I still haven’t totally acclimated! Ugh.
I seriously considered taking my planned workout to the treadmill tonight, but at 7 miles, it exceeds my TM tolerance (which tops out at somewhere around 30-40 minutes). So I braved the humidity and cranked it out, with one 1-mile pickup at ~6:45 and 4 X 90 second pickups at (maybe) 5K pace. Overall time was 55:00 (7:50 pace), which is generally a little faster than I usually run, and may explain why I collapsed in a sweaty pile on the bed when I got home. (Shh, don’t tell the hubs about that one. He’ll insist on washing the comforter.)
I am sure I was also a bit dehydrated. And my afternoon snack of oreo cookies was not the best fuel for a difficult workout. Lessons I haven’t learned in the past and probably never will. 🙂
Today’s QUESTION: Well, y’all have your giveaway assignment, so let’s hear ’em! What’s your favorite running gadget? And why do you like it?