New Giveaway/Old Giveaway

One Fish, Two Fish,….stop me! My kids are on spring break, remember? And my daughter is currently addicted to reading Dr. Seuss books out loud, so I can’t help myself.

Old Giveaway–According to, the winner of Marshall Ulrich’s new book, Running on Empty is Elle at Eat Run Sail. Email me at and we’ll get you squared away.

New Giveaway–Jamie at CEP sent me a pair of their compression socks for review and she’s nice enough to offer a second pair for a giveaway.

Here’s what CEP has to say about their socks: The CEP compression sports socks are the first functional sport socks with a unique compression profile that provides a scientifically proven increase in blood circulation and a consequent increase in performance. The socks offer a 3-D fit, meaning that they adjust to the anatomy of the leg and foot for a perfect fit thanks to the three-dimensional manufacturing process. They help prevent shin splits, Achilles issues, fatigue, blisters, and micro muscle tears.

With my attempts at better running form, I have had some sore calf muscles of late, so the idea of compression socks definitely appealed. I tried the socks both on a run and afterward. While I liked the support they provided on the run, I overheated in them. I know lots of people can handle the extra coverage and not get too hot, but I’m not one of them. That’s too bad for me, because CEP says that a recent study showed that runners had a 5 percent improvement in race times when wearing compression gear.

While compression wear is not for me during a run, I do like the socks for post-run. Anything to help my aching calf muscles gets a thumbs up from me, and I felt these helped. I stuck them on right after a shower and kept them on all day. My legs felt better at the end of the day than when I first finished my run.The socks will become a staple in my post long-run or race routine in the future.

If you’d like to add a pair of compression socks to your gear closet, CEP has a pair for one lucky reader. How to enter (separate comments for each):

  • Be or become a follower and let me know
  • Like CEP on Facebook here
  • Bonus entry for spreading the word via your blog, Facebook or Twitter
  • I’ll pick a winner via on 4/27

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  1. Laurie says

    and I already like CEP on Facebook… I'd really like to like them in real life too. I've really, really, really been wanting a pair of these. :)

  2. Momma K and her Krew says

    Im a follower.
    And I have always, always wanted to try these. I always look at them longingly. Such a great giveaway Zip.

  3. Laurie says

    I'm also linking you on my blog.

    I think I have Green Eggs and Ham memorized I've heard it soooo many times over the past few weeks. :)

  4. Amanda@runninghood says

    I will go like them Amanda I am. I will like them in my house or in a car. I will like them when I run far. I will like them as of now. Okay, I'll leave the rest to Dr. Suess.

  5. Molly says

    I love CEP, but they have already hooked me up a few times, so don't enter me…but I'll tweet it for ya!

  6. Black Knight says

    I am already a follower but I leave the chance to another lucky blogger because I live too far.
    However I often use the compression socks during my workouts.
    Enjoy the Easter week end.

  7. Laura says

    I'm a follower and I could totally do with those socks today, ran a 7.3 mile very, very steep hilly race yesterday, my calves are screaming with every step haha

  8. Little Miss Runshine says

    I am a follower!! I hope to win some CEP socks! They not only look super cool but are good for you! :)