Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A giveaway for all you compression lovers

Three days until Christmas.  I've finished my shopping, almost finished wrapping gifts, but still need to get some things for Christmas Dinner. I think I enjoy Christmas Eve more than the actual Day....all the anticipation and excitement and feeling celebratory. 

So before I wish you a Merry Merry, I have one final review and giveaway, and it's a good one. And it involves CEP Compression Short Tights.

One again I'm working with David at Sportscompression.com, who has graciously let me test out the tights.  Although my pulled hamstring is pretty much back to normal, I'm still hesitant about testing it's limits. So these were the perfect addition to my running gear.

I'm going to plagiarize myself a bit, this is what I wrote in about compression in my review of the CEP Socks.....if you aren't familiar, compression is used to help with muscle recovery either during or after exercise. The compression increases circulation, which flushes out lactic acid, thus helping to improve your performance. They also support muscles that have been injured, like shin splints or dreaded plantar fasciitis (which I've dealt with on and off for years now), by reducing the muscle vibration in the tissue.

This is what the shorts looked like when I opened them, at first glance I thought at first that they would fit Luke, and not me!  But no worries.

Here is the front of the shorts:





Here is the back:



Note the spot that you can use to help pull the shorts up. At first I thought it was a place to hold a gel, but as I wiggled into them, Mike pointed out that I could grab that to help hoist them up over my rear (Baby's got a bit 'o Back) There is also a mesh panel right above that, I'm assuming to help let your skin breathe.

It was also pretty helpful to have directions on how to actually get into them:



I love the coverage, the shorts start at my waist and go all the way down to my knees.  They gave great support to my quads, hamstrings and glutes.  They definitely fit snugly, but not in a bad way, I didn't feel like a sausage or anything.  The stitching was flat, overall it was a smooth fit.



I tested them out on an outside run, Eliza was at a friends house for the morning, so I had enough time to get out for six miles.  I wore them under a pair of running pants.  It was 27 degrees, with a few flurries in the air, but the roads were fairly clear so I hit the pavement. 

I felt great as I ran, honestly like I had a spring in my step.  I love the word "jaunty" as in jaunty step, and I totally felt that way.  And not a single protest from Hammy.  I kept them on after I got home, to quickly tidy up the house, take Frank for a walk, and wrap a few Christmas presents.  I felt good the rest of the day, and even better, great the next day.

I was really happy with the shorts.  If you have a last minute gift to get for someone (or yourself), you can use code RS10 to take 10% off a pair of shorts at sportscompression.com.  CEP recently lowered the price of the shorts to $99, with the code you end up paying $91!

Now onto the giveaway, there are two requirements to enter, and it's open to residents of the U.S.:

1. go to sportscompression.com's facebook page here, join the page, then write on their wall. Tell them I sent you : )
2. come back to my blog, and leave me a comment telling you did so.

After you've done that, for bonus entries, you may:

1. be a friend of my blog
2. share the info of the giveaway on twitter, facebook, or blog
3. tell me what your goal is for 2011
4. tell me if you know what the name of my blog means

This giveaway expires at midnight New Years Eve.  I'll choose a winner using random.org on January First.

Good Luck!!  and Merry Christmas!

Note: I was provided with a pair of shorts for the purpose of this review.  My thoughts on the product are entirely my own.

168 comments:

kilax said...

I "liked" their FB page! :)

Wow. I wonder how hard it would be to get these on without that little pulley!

kilax said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

kilax said...

My big goal for 2011 is to stay injury free so that I can run one fun race a month!

erindegroff said...

I'm already a fan of their on Facebook. I did write on their wall and told them you sent me :) I would love to try those shorts since I injured my hammy WAY back in high school and it still gives me twinges occasionally.

erindegroff said...

I follow your blog!

erindegroff said...

One of my goals for 2011 is to run my second marathon and improve my time.

Karen said...

I liked them on facebook.

Karen said...

I follow your blog.

Karen said...

My goal is to keep lowering my 5K time. I got it down to 25:41 a couple of weeks ago, so I'd like to get it under 25 this year.

Karen said...

I think your blog name is your maiden name and married name?

Teamarcia said...

Oooh these look perfect for my angry hammy/hips!
I'm a friend!

Meggan said...

I liked them on facebook.

Meggan said...

I follow you.

Meggan said...

My first goal for 2011 is a sub 1:30 10 mile run in March. I never claimed to be fast!

Teamarcia said...

I posted on their FB wall

Teamarcia said...

and I tweeted!

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Teamarcia said...

My goals for 2011 are to stay injury free and have fun.

dclugston said...

I posted on sportscompression.com's facebook page.

Teamarcia said...

I have an idea of what your blog title means but don't actually know.

dclugston said...

I am a friend of your blog

dclugston said...

My goal for 2011 is to train for a half marathon

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I am a friend of your blog!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

checked in on FB!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

added to my blog

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Posted on my FB

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

My goal for 2011 is just to be able to run again!

Allison said...

I am sports compression friend on FB

Allison said...

and wrote on their wall!

Allison said...

I'm a follower!

Allison said...

My goal for 2011 is New Orleans 70.3 and to race 12 events in 12 months!

Allison said...

I have no idea what your blog name means.... but would LOVE to find out!

Terri said...

Like them on FB!

Terri said...

Of course I am following you! :)

Terri said...

I'm adding you to my blog sidebar and FB

Terri said...

My goals for 2011 are to run 1200 miles over the course of the year, complete a triathlon and start working on my doctoral coursework.

Terri said...

No idea what your blog name means - would love to find out!

Terri said...

Oh, and thank you so much for hosting this! :)

Luke said...

Like thier page.
Follow the bog.
Shared on facebook.
My 2011 goal it to complete a triathlon series and complete a 70.3. A marathon would be nice too.
No ide on the name. I have read back to the begining and I don't recal any mention.(but it's been a while.

did you want seperate comments?

Runners Fuel said...

I liked there fb page!

Runners Fuel said...

I'm a follower of you!!

Runners Fuel said...

Posted on my blog!

Runners Fuel said...

My 2011 goal is to finish my 1st 1/2 marathon uninjurged!

Runners Fuel said...

I'm not sure what your title means. Maybe that you bake so often, you can do it in your sleep!

mindysmarathon said...

I'm a follower

mindysmarathon said...

and I've always wanted to know what the title of your blog means!

Rae said...

I liked them on FB!

Rae said...

I follow!

Rae said...

Linked your giveaway on my blog!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I like Sports Compression on FB and left them a comment that you sent me

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm a follower

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I linked this on my blog

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I tweeted

*~* *~* Tracy said...

2011 goal is to complete a sprint tri and get a half marathon PR

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm not very creative so I'm guessing that both your maiden and married last names are Baker, or maybe you love to bake so it's ironic that your last name is also Baker?

Jill said...

At first look, they looked like maternity pants with the belly pouch. Silly me :). I am a friend of the blog :), yay!

Jill said...

I liked on FB!

Jill said...

Goals for 2011 are to run pain free in the heel. Or cut it off, one of the two! :)

Would LOVE for you to come out and visit Tara and I - you always have a place to stay if you can make it out. Maybe a blogger girls' weekend running retreat. Up the Incline :).

A VERY Merry Christmas, girlie!!
XO

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I like Sports Compression on FB.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I follow your blog offically now.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I shared your giveaway on FB.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

My 2011 Running goal is to make the leap from trail 50ks to 50 milers.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I let Sports Compression know you sent me!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I don't know nor can I find where it tells me what your blog title means. Can't wait to find out!

Andrew Opala said...

I'd be afraid that it would take my boy parts and make them re-appear somewhere on my back. To tight for me!

Momma K and her Krew said...

I liked them on facebook!

Momma K and her Krew said...

I follow you!

Momma K and her Krew said...

My 2011 goal is a full marathon baby. Im scared but ready to roll...I think!

Iron Mike said...

Merry X-mas Molly and family! It's cool you get to relax these last few days. Hope the kids enjoy the magic of the day.
I liked these compression guys on FB, I'm a loyal follower of your fun blog.
My 2011 goal? Set a marathon and Olympic tri PR.
And finally I know what your blog title means, not that it was keeping me up at night.
Have a great day!

Brittney said...

I liked them on FB and told them you sent me!

Brittney said...

I follow your blog!

Brittney said...

My goals for 2011 are to successfully finish the Charleston Marathon (which I'm training for), and to get knocked up! LOL!

Cynthia O'H said...
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Cynthia O'H said...

Ugh! Canadian follower who can't entire. Oh well! The pull handle makes me laugh and laugh.

Susie said...

I checked them out on fb and left a message telling them you sent me. I'm also going to become a follower of your blog.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Carly said...

Left a FB comment.

Carly said...

I'm a follower.

Carly said...

Linking on my sidebar.

Carly said...

I'm getting back on track with running in 2011. I would also like to do a half by the end of the year.

Zoë said...

Oooo, love the shorts! That's great that your hamstring wasn't sore! Score!
I wrote on the FB wall for you. :)

Zoë said...

Of course I'm your blog friend. :)

Zoë said...

Posted the giveaway on my blog.
http://www.runzoerun.com/p/giveaways.html

Zoë said...

My goal for 2011 is to run a marathon. Since 2010 consisted of having a baby, 2011 is all about running with that baby and training hard!

abbi said...

I like on FB and told them you sent me!

abbi said...

Follower!

abbi said...

Posted a link to this on my blog.

abbi said...

2011 - more races - at least one marathon better than the first.

abbi said...

I have no idea what your blog name means but always wondered. I know you like to cook, something to do with that?

C-Dog said...

I liked Sports Compression

C-Dog said...

I tweeted this!!

C-Dog said...

My 2011 Goal is to run a 5K in under 30 minutes. And to run the Bay to Breakers.

C-Dog said...

For your name, I am going to guess that you have an insomnia disorder that causes you to bake when you should be sleeping.

misszippy said...

Just went to FB and left a comment

misszippy said...

I'm a friend!

misszippy said...

Posting on my blog

misszippy said...

My goal is to make it to the start of boston healthy!

misszippy said...

I think I remember a post about Baker being your maiden name? Not sure on the sleeper part!

Pam said...

I grafittied their wall on FB.

Pam said...

I'm a friend of your blog.

Pam said...

Posting your giveaway on my sidebar.

Pam said...

My goals for 2011 are to run 1000 miles and to work on speed in the 5K to HM distances.

Pam said...

I'm so glad you brought up the name of your blog! I've always wondered but never asked because I assumed I was the only one that didn't know and I figured you'd been asked a gazillion times and were tired of it. HA! Looks like we all thought that!

Jen said...

OK, posted on their FB page!

Jen said...

I am a friend and follower of your blog

Jen said...

Tweeted your giveaway!

Jen said...

My 2011 goals: to take a full hour off my original half marathon time (my first one I ran/walked in 3:30 - anniversary run, aiming for 2:30) AND run my first full marathon.

Michelle said...

I liked their FB page and told them you sent me!

Michelle said...

I'm a friend of your blog :)

Michelle said...

Linked you on my blog sidebar.

Michelle said...

My goals for 2011:
-- run my 1st half
-- improve my 10k time
-- run a 2nd half
-- stay as injury-free as possible

Penny said...

I liked Sport compression on fb and told them you sent me.

Penny said...

I am a friend follower on your blog

Penny said...

MY goal for 2011 is to run different races and a marathon in my VFF'S

Penny said...

posted giveaway on my fb page

Detroit Runner said...

I liked facebook; I'm a follower and I'll add you to my blog www.detroitrunner.blogspot.com under giveaways. My 2011 goal is to run a marathon and these shorts would help! Thanks!

Kelley said...

I liked them on fb.

Kelley said...

Tweeted about the giveaway!

Julie said...

Hell yes, I am a follower!

Julie said...

My main goal for 2011 is do run a sub 4 marathon.

Julie said...

Yes, I know what the name of your blog means:) We discussed this via e-mail:)

Merry Christmas Molly!

Scrappytbear said...

Im following your blog :) (And your twitter btw)

Scrappytbear said...

Twittered your giveaway: @scrappytbear

Scrappytbear said...

Goal for 2011? Get more organized and actually work harder at work. Im not exactly doing that right now. running goals: lose a few more pounds and run another marathon. Vaque.

Scrappytbear said...

Not a clue what your blog name means. Maybe I will spend more time not working and search out the answer in your early blog posts ;)

Paula said...

I left a message on their wall on Facebook.

Paula said...

I am a friend of your blog.

Paula said...

My goal for 2011 is to run my first marathon.

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I liked them on FB and posted to their wall.
I LOVE compression for recovery and injury prevention. But sometimes, I won't wear my tights just because I don't want to spend 10 minutes putting them on. That little butt handle looks pretty awesome!

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I'm a friend of the blog :)

Heather said...

Have I made a comment before? Let me know if this works!!

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

My 2011 goal is to successfully complete my first marathon on January 9. As for the rest of the year...have to get past this one first!

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I linked to your giveaway on my blog

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I have always wondered what your blog title means! I think you get up in the night to bake. Like sleep walking.

sissyruns said...

left a post on the website!

sissyruns said...

my goal for 2011 is to get back out running - enough of the creaky body issues!

sissyruns said...

I know what the name of your blog means :))) Should I give it away??

Suzy said...

I like them on FB already and I posted on their page.

Suzy said...

I'm a friend of your blog!

Suzy said...

I am leaning toward trying something new in 2011: a sprint triathlon.

Suzy said...

I know you've mentioned the name of your blog and the meaning behind it, but I'm blanking. You like baking and healthy cooking, hence the amount of food on your blog. You don't sleep well. Was your grandma's last name Sleeper? I seem recall a post when you mentioned Grandma Sleeper. Then again, I could be complete off on all these. Great giveaway!

Anne said...

Just stopped by to wish a Merry Christmas to you and your family Molly!

Michele N. said...

I like sports compression on FB & let them know you sent me.

laurenruns said...

I left a comment on the Sportscompression Facebook page! Happy holidays!

laurenruns said...

I am a follower of your blog :-)

laurenruns said...

My 2011 goals:
-complete an olympic distance triathlon
-Run the Illinois Marathon on 4/30/2011
-Improve my 1/2 marathon time!

Jeff Vanis said...

Friend and comment on FB done

Jeff Vanis said...

Following your blog

Jeff Vanis said...

11 goals - Top Secret!
They involve upping my distances I race. Knoxville Oly, not sure of times yet.
Possibly a HIM, and get faster at sprints!

oculartriathlete said...

Friend and comment on FB done. Goal is finish my first full Iron Distance triathlon. Starting though with my first marathon 2 weeks from now!! Hopefully figure out how to follow you and will post on twitter/fb

Jennifer said...

Went to the fb page and I "like" it! Goals this year include improving my 70.3 time and to finish my 1st full Ironman!

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

Linked Giveaway on my blog.

Stacie said...

Went to sports compression on Facebook and posted your giveaway link and told them you sent me. I already liked them :)

Stacie said...

I'm a follower/friend!!!

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog.

Stacie said...

I tweeted ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

My goals for 2011 are to break my 5 hour mark for a marathon PR, finish my 24 hour run, and get a 1/2 marathon PR when I run with my husband during his first 1/2 in June.

Stacie said...

It seems like I should remember what your blog name means but I can't??? I can't wait to find out though :)

Laura said...

I liked Sports Compression on Facebook!

Laura said...

I am a faithful blog reader :)

Laura said...

My goal for 2011 is consistency...in life, in work, in running. My goal is to stay goal oriented and be working towards something each and every day.

Tammy said...

Liked on facebook and also like your blog.

Stephanie Anne said...

I like them on facebook

Stephanie Anne said...

im a new follower

Stephanie Anne said...

im posting to my blog sidebar at www.runtohealth.blogspot.com

Stephanie Anne said...

my 2011 goal is to complete an olympic distance tri!

Stephanie Anne said...

Im guessing your blog name is you love to bake so much you could do it in your sleep?

Stephanie Anne said...

im posting to facebook