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The Final Countdown (Marathon Countdown, that is) and a GIVEAWAY!

2 months from today, I will be well on my way to finishing the TCS New York City Marathon. Wowzers. Never ever did I think I would be training for a Marathon. I fell in love with running only a short 3 years ago. I fell fast and hard and that got me this…

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Yup, That was me. 2 Years ago. Much like my love for running,  I was training fast and hard and I wasn’t training smart. That landed me a really pretty leg accessory. Not only was it the most expensive “shoe” I’ve ever bought, It’s a situation I never want to be in again.

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After recovering from my stress fracture, I knew I had to start running smarter. I did some research, and that’s when I discovered the awesomeness that is ProCompression. Holy Smokes Batman…Game.Changer.

Let me tell you why I choose ProCompression, then I’ll tell you all about the PC Advantage and THEN you can enter for a chance to win a FREE pair of socks from the amazing folks over at ProCompression.
It is very rare that you will see me running without a pair of ProCompression socks on. I have purchased many of pair (3 to be exact) of ProCompression Marathon Socks on my own dime before the nice folks over at ProCompression sent me a pair to review. For me, after my stress fracture I needed something protecting my legs and feet. These Marathon Socks have become my security blanket. Not only do I NEED them for the circulation and protection as well as the recovery aid that they provide me, I’ve also gotten to where I can’t or don’t like to run without them. As I am entering the final countdown of this marathon training, I can’t imagine training without ProCompression.
Here are all the logistical details about ProCompression:

The PC Advantage

PRO Compression products are specifically designed to give you an edge and help you perform at the highest level possible.

They can be worn before, during and after a workout as the benefits of compression speed up muscle recovery through enhanced vascular flow in your lower extremities.
True Graduated Compression

PRO Compression socks deliver maximum comfort and speedy recovery times. The science is complex, but benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood. The moment you put these socks on your feet, you will feel the difference.

This design requires more effort to put on than standard socks. But it’s that extra effort and much-needed compression that make all the difference. Be patient and your feet will thank you.

True graduated compression promotes circulation by pushing fluid up from your feet and ankles to toward your knees. This design also helps reduce swelling and inflamation while providing critical support to muscles and tendons.


Triathletes, Runners and Endurance Athletes

Your feet and legs are your engine. Anything less than peak performance and full recovery means unnecessary discomfort while operating at less than your best. Change all of that with the advanced design and materials that make PRO Compression socks your ultimate recovery tool.

Beyond traditional high compression, be sure to check out our specialized running sock. The innovative design, lightweight construction and stabilizing zone make it one of the most comfortable, yet effective, running socks available.
Golfers Gain an Edge

A key benefit of wearing compression socks over eighteen (or thirty-six!) holes is the delay of muscular breakdown and fatigue that comes from long-term play. This significant improvement enables you to perform at the highest level for longer durations of time than ever before.

Our goal is to give you yet another tool that will give you an advantage and help you play your best. Focus on your game – not the discomfort in your feet.

Elite athletes worldwide have understood and embraced the benefits of compression wear for decades. Increased blood flow, speedier recovery and greater all around comfort – all a huge component of your game and something the majority of golfers have been missing for years.
PRO Compression socks are the result of years of innovation. We started off with a unique design, used by endurance athletes for years, and added golf-specific enhancements for maximum comfort and performance. This sock was designed to keep you ahead of the competition. A better footwear choice is simply not available.

Our world-class design is complimented with specialized materials. Without them, it would be impossible to create revolutionary performance footwear. Cotton and wool simply aren’t going to cut it in a world where the best athletes rely on the highest-quality gear. PRO Compression uses a proprietary blend of nylon and poly materials, optimized for performance, benefiting both amateur and professional athletes.

All socks are designed and manufactured in the USA, giving PRO Compression complete control over the quality of every sock we sell, from design through manufacturing and distribution.

Our goal is to deliver a world-class sock that will enable you to play better than ever and recover more quickly than previously possible.

We’re confident you’ll feel the difference immediately.

Done…I’m sold. Are you?? I just got finished with my longest run yet.. 18 LONG miles! I was so excited to pull out my August Sock of the Month to tag along with me. {by the way, if you sign up for ProCompression emails, you can get in on their Sock of the month fun, too} I’d say we managed quite well…

Also, Pro Compression just recently came out with a brand new women’s legging that I have every intention of finishing my marathon in. I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!

Have you tried ProCompression? Do you want to? Comment below and share with me your running MUST HAVE and you could win a FREE pair of Marathon Socks!! hashtag, winning 🙂


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3 thoughts on “The Final Countdown (Marathon Countdown, that is) and a GIVEAWAY!

  1. I’ve been thinking about ordering a pair of these lately and I think you talked me into it, lol. My must have item lately has been my water bottle. I hate the extra “accessory” but I seem to need water more frequently than there are water stops in a race so I carry my own, especially in the heat!

  2. training for my first half marathon, and my long run must-have is a running buddy or my music (rocky soundtrack especially!) – keeps me from overthinking how far I have to go!

  3. I have to have several things: music on my phone, my Garmin watch, lots of Gu and wide open spaces!! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

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