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Hump Day Running Giveaway: PRO Compression Socks (3 Winners!)

Can't promise PRO Compression socks will transport you to this lovely setting, but they will speed recovery after a hard workout.  (Photo courtesy of Moms Run This Town)
Can't promise PRO Compression socks will transport you to this lovely setting, but they will speed recovery after a hard workout. (Photo courtesy of Moms Run This Town)

Cue the Peter Paul and Mary: "I'm leaving on a jet plane; don't know when I'll be back again."

Today I'm jetting to Little Rock, Arkansas, to speak at Capital Hotel Detour Speaker Series (Sarah Bowen Shea and Runner's World Bart Yasso, two names always said in the same breath, right!?) and to represent AMR and sell Another Mother Runner merch at the Little Rock Marathon expo. It's at these two events I'll be, drum roll please, debuting Tales from Another Mother Runner! I hope to see a lot of you BAMRs in Little Rock.

But back to the 1970s tune: While I do know when I'll be returning home, I am going to be leaving on a jet plane a lot in the next few months to promote Tales. A week after returning from Little Rock, I head back East to Andover for the first of four book parties with Dimity. Interspersed with all those flights, I'll be doing my best to stick to the marathon training plan my running partner, Molly, is following. (E.g. If weather permits, I'll be hoofing 12 miles on Thursday to Little Rock's Big Dam Bridge, scouting the long run offering at AMR Run + Refresh Retreat in mid-April.)

I'm crazy-excited to run across Little Rock's Big Dam Bridge. (Fun fact: It's the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in N. America that has never been used by trains or motor vehicles!)
I'm crazy-excited to run across Little Rock's Big Dam Bridge. (Fun fact: It's the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in N. America that has never been used by trains or motor vehicles!)

Long flights + long runs = lower legs in need of serious relief. Enter PRO Compression, our new favorite compression gear. PRO Compression socks and calf sleeves are graduated compression, fancy speak for greater compression on the lower part of socks or sleeves and a gradual decrease of pressure as the garment goes up your gams. This design promotes healthy circulation by gently squeezing fluids away from your feet and lower legs and toward your core. In practical terms, this means even if I'm stuck in seat 37A next to a sleeping giant en route to Little Rock, my blood won't be pooling around my feet and ankles.

Hold on tight: The graduated compression in PRO Compression products enhances circulation.
Hold on tight: The graduated compression in PRO Compression products enhances circulation.

After the Big Dam run, I'll slip back on the PRO Compression socks to reduce post-run soreness and swelling. All the little micro-tears in my calf muscles caused by 12 miles of pavement-pounding will appreciate the squeeze. If I had one of the many patterned or brightly colored PRO Compression socks ($50) or calf sleeves ($45), I'd also wear them at the expo, because gradient compression is the best friend of someone on her feet for hours on end.

Today we're offering two ways to try a pair of PRO Compression for yourself: Three gals will win their choice of either compression socks or calf sleeves. To enter, tell us if you've ever worn compression gear. Swear by socks post-sweat-sessions? Rock sleeves in races? Wear them every time you step on a plane? Never worn 'em but are compression-curious? Click on the Comments banner below this post, and tell us when, if ever, you wear compression gear. 

Option #2 for trying PRO Compression: Don't want to wait to see if you're 1 of the 3 winners? Head over to PRO Compression site and use discount code AMR15 to get a sweet 40% off any merchandise. 

PRO Compression rainbow: All these colors and WAY more to choose from!
PRO Compression rainbow: All these colors and WAY more to choose from!
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of United States and Canada. Part of a series of weekly running giveaways, it begins on 2/25/15 and ends on 3/03/15. We will announce the three winners on our Facebook page on 3/05/15, as well as notifying the winners by email. One entry per person. The value of each prize package is $45-$50. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.  

583 responses to “Hump Day Running Giveaway: PRO Compression Socks (3 Winners!)

  1. Compression stockings are comfortable to use for running.But I am unsure how to use them to look nice.
    I am a follower of fashion and I want to use compression stockings with perfect efficiency.

  2. I have never worn compression socks, but I wear knee-high hose stockings to work every day to help with compression and circulation. I would love these when I run!

  3. I LOVE my ProCompression marathon socks. Been waiting for the St. Patty’s day socks to be released. My birthday is this Friday so I think they will be my bday gift to myself!

  4. Love pro compression and I wear them on any run over 10 miles and for recovery on any run over 13! Hope I’m not too late to enter. Thank you for the giveaway

  5. I have a pair of compression socks and wear them after long runs. I’ve also worn them to work a few times when I knew I’d be on my feet all day. Love them! Thanks for the chance!

  6. I always wear compression socks for immediately after a run for recovery and go to bed with them on. It feels even better to do an ice bath in the socks! I like to wear compression sleeves sometimes to work (I’m a nurse) 🙂
    During my training, I like to wear compression socks or sleeves during a run if my legs feel tired that day or if I’m doing consecutive running days.
    Now come to think of it…it’s very rare that I don’t have compression on my legs! hahaha

  7. I have never used them, but as a 63 y/o AMR who only restarted running three years ago for my 60th birthday present to myself, I need some post run/recovery help! Would love to try them.

  8. I have one pair of compression socks that I bought to run the Ragnar relay (Florida Keys). I ended up not wearing them for the race, but really liked the way they made my legs recover I would love another pair or some sleeves to try! I have three half marathons, a 10 miler, and a few other races that I would give them a great workout! I have two sweet little boys and it would be an incredible Mother’s Day gift! Thank you!! I’d love a bright green pair for my upcoming shamrock 5k!

  9. I’ve worn compression socks during injury recovery. I’ve worn them to bed after a long run. I have even worn them to my job as a teacher…standing on concrete floors while walking about 11,000 feet can make your legs a little sore! Love the bright colors!

  10. I like to wear compression sleeves to run in. If I’ve had a really long run, I’ll sleep in a pair to help my tired legs.

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