Right now, I want to tell my left shoulder to suck it. (Or, if I were British, I'd tell it to sod off, which sounds little more polite, although I'm sure it probably isn't.) If you recall, my left shoulder was the one that was giving me major probs through Ironmother, and even though I haven't been in the pool or on my aerodynamic bike in months, it's totally whining. For no good reason (kind of like my 7 year old does). It's that nervy, achy whine that never shuts up, whether I'm behind the wheel, pushing a grocery cart, or lying in bed, and makes me feel cantankerous.
Unfortunately, 110% Play Harder doesn't make a shoulder product or you'd have to peel it off of me after weeks of wear. What they do make, though, are brilliant styles of recovery wear that typically combine gradient compression and ice. As with most running gear, trying is believing, and the lucky duck mother runners of Ragnar DC all received a pair of Flat Out Compression Sox: Team Sarah went Hi-Viz, while Team Dimity was all pretty in pink.
While there is no ice in the Flat Out equation, there's plenty of recovery and healing going on, thanks to zoning compression that supports every ligament, tendon, and muscle, and sends oxygen-rich blood everywhere from the bottom of your arch to the top of your calf. (And thanks to anti-chafe padding, you can wear them while you run with no probs, as Aimee found out.) Some ladies ran in them, others put them on right after running, some (ahem, that would be me) slept in them, and all of us ooh-and-aahed about how fresh they made our decidedly not-fresh legs feel.
Since October is the month when we collectively don our pink and tell breast cancer to suck it, 110% is generously offering three pairs of the pink Flat Out Compression Sox for today's giveaway. In order to enter, please tell us in the comments below what is currently driving you crazy. (Or, in more trucker terms, what you'd like to tell to suck it.) An injury? A boss? Piles of laundry that seem to spawn overnight? The endless changes of mind about Halloween costumes? What is under your skin these days?
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States and Canada. It begins on 10/16/13 and ends on 10/22/13; the three winners will be announced on 10/26/13. One entry per person. The value of each prize is $60. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.