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.)
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.
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.