Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CEP Compression Socks Review and GIVEAWAY!


I can't count on my fingers and toes how many times I've contacted companies about sending me some CEP Compression socks to try out and review. Well, a friend of mine gave me a direct email address to Jamie. Jamie jumped right on board to send me a pair of socks to try out and review. A lot of women runners that I know are obsessed with hot pink. Well, I think I am becoming obsessed with lime green, so I chose the lime green ones.



A little bit about the CEP brand...


CEP (Compete, Endure, Perform) Prevents...


-shin splints, cramps, Achilles issues, fatigue, micro muscle tears, vibration trauma, blisters, and blood clots from travel


The science behind the CEP brand...


-they help to have arteries with a normal blood flow


-they extend your arteries, thus improving blood flow


-they provide increased arterial blood circulation by 30% while resting and 40% during physical activity


My reasons for using the CEP socks? Well, I have wanted a pair for a very long time because long runs have been a part of my routine for some time now. My goal at first was to use them strictly for recovery after my long runs. I had no intention of wearing them during my long runs. For the longest time, I wore those white 'old lady' socks for recovery until I received my socks from CEP.


Well, we all have goals and goals change. I started out using them for recovery only and they helped. They didn't just help! They shortened recovery time after a long run tremendously. Now, I can't them in the washer and dryer fast enough! I bet I wash them three times a week! :) As for how my goals changed, I decided to wear them on the day we ran our 19 mile run. It was chilly outside, but I am hot natured, so I felt it wasn't cold enough for pants. So, I wore capris with my lime green CEP socks! What a fashion statement! But, needless to say, my CEP socks will be worn during all long runs from here on out, unless it's sweltering hot outside. I love them, love them, love them! I love them so much that I made them a part of my half marathon outfit last weekend. They matched perfectly! I even got some press on Facebook HERE for my outfit!


So, whoever is the lucky winner of these socks, I wish I were you!


Ways to enter (leave a separate comment for each):


1. MANDATORY: Become a follower of my blog or let me know if you already are.


2. MANDATORY: Visit the CEP website HERE and tell me one thing you learned about CEP compression.


3. MANDATORY: Like CEP on Facebook HERE


4. MANDATORY: Follow the CEP blog HERE


5. Post this giveaway to your Facebook.


6. Post this giveaway to your blog.


This giveaway will end on Sunday, April 24th @ 11:59 p.m. EST. Good Luck!

P.S. - If you are interested in purchasing a pair of CEP compression socks, go to www.sportscompression.com and use the code BLOG15 to get 15% off your order.

191 comments:

  1. I posted the giveaway on my facebook

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  2. I learned that You can also dump water on them when running in the heat and you’ll experience a cooling effect.. that is good for me living in Southern California!

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  3. I learned that cep socks can help prevent micro muscle tears... pretty nifty! :)

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  4. I posted on my blog! :)

    http://zanetaruns.blogspot.com

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  5. Been following for awhile now and love following along with your running!

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  6. I learned that beginning last month, you can now order a custom compression item from them based on several body measurements for a custom clone! Sweet!

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  7. Posted the giveaway on my fb page!

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  8. Posted giveaway on my blog

    http://pinkhatrunner.blogspot.com/

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  9. shared giveaway on my fb page

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  10. I learned that CEP sock can help with Plantor Fascitis and Achilies Tendonitis.

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  11. CEP socks actually expand the diameter of the arteries

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  12. I like their different colours of socks!

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  13. And its linked to on my blog! I think that's all of them, anymore ways I can enter?

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  14. On the CEP website, I learned that these socks aren't just for recovery - they can prevent injuries like shin splints.

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  15. I posted your giveaway on my blog.

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  16. I learned how to put them on with that video.

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  17. I posted this giveaway on my blog

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  18. I learned that they increase blood flow 40% which reduces injury.

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  19. They also help with blisters!

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  20. Already follow their blog as well

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  21. I learned that compression sportswear works because it increases blood flow to the arteries, this aiding in performance and also recovery.

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  22. I also follow their blog already!

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  23. Posted on my blog too - THANK YOU! :)

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  24. From CEP's website, i learned they have the first socks with a unique compression profile that provides an increase in blood circulation and therefore better performance -- i've never tried anything w/ compression so i'd love to find out if that's true!

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  25. i'm now following the CEP blog

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  26. I'm now following the CEP blog.

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  27. I learned the CEP socks actually expand the diameter of the arteries. Pretty cool!

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  28. I now 'like' CEP on facebook.

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  29. I'm adding the giveaway to my blog right now.

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  30. I love that they improve oxygenation to the blood and improve post race recovery

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  31. i learned that when water is poured on them they will cool you down.

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  32. Didn't realize they will make you a pair of customized compression pants ($$$$$).

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  33. Visited the CEP website and they are clinically proven o increase performanc by 5%.

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  34. I posted on my FB, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Running-Loving-Living-the-road-to-my-dreams/185488191485201

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  35. I learned that it is clinically proven to increase performance by 5%.

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  36. I learned they have special socks for hiking/trekking that I'd love to try too!!!

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  37. Linking to my blog sidebar :)
    http://climbrunliftmom.blogspot.com/

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  38. they aren't anecdotally proven, they're medically proven!

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  39. i like them on fb! (and also love the color combo of the green/blue tempo shorts and green socks!)

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  40. i learned...i am kinda new to running and never understood what compression socks were for...and i never knew you could actually wear them while running. holy magic socks!

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  41. i'm also following their blog...

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  42. and finally, i posted this giveaway to fb...good luck to all the entrants!

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  43. I visited CEP and learned the socks provide good blood flow

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  44. you should use compression to help improve performance. CEP will also help prevent shin splints, calf cramps, achilles issues, & other lower leg issues.

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  45. You have been tagged for the Stylish Blogger Award

    http://pinkhatrunner.blogspot.com/

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  46. I visited the CEP website and learnt that these babies are clinically proven to increase performance by 5% !

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  47. I have a link to your give-away on the sidebar of my blog at run-the-race-girl.blogspot.com .

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  48. I learned that they prevent shin splints and that is what I need!!

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  49. hello! the green looks awesome
    new follower

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  50. Im a hot pink girl but would go with the white with orange trim--but they are all cool.

    I learned that the foot of the sock is padded unlike other compression socks I have worn: special support of the foot sole prevents irritations caused by pressure spots.

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  51. I already like CEP on Facebook! :D

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  52. I just found your blog and am now a follower! I am SO pumped to follow you and I about died when I read your profile. I graduated from Centre College so I let out a little squeal and did a little happy dance when I saw you are from Danville!!! Plus I was just excited to see someone from KY in general :) Some day when I am back in town I would love to do blogger meet up there!!

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  53. and my favorite thing about the CEP website is definitely the video of how to put on your socks. I have one pair and LOVE them but the first day I tried them on it took me like 15 minutes because I thought the whole video thing was a joke. I then watched the video, became enlightened and now put them on "correctly"...I will post to my blog tonight and then leave another comment :)

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  54. I learned that the compression socks can improve your performance by 5% while reducing fatigue. That's awesome!

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  55. just blogged about your sweet giveaway in tonight's post
    http://painprideperseverance.blogspot.com/2011/04/news-puppy-run-and-wilw.html

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  56. What I learned about CEP compression: It can prevent shin splints, calf cramps, achilles issues and other lower leg indication

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  57. I never even knew you NEEDED to wear compression clothing for running. I'm a newbie :) I know that feeling in the shins, etc. & had no idea that a pair of socks could help!

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  58. I found your blog today! I'm a new follower.

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  59. I'm also now following CEP's blog. I have tried the calf support socks to help in my transition to VFF running.

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  60. According to the CEP website, compression socks can help with plantar fasciitis. I sure hope so!!

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  61. Lastly, I posted on my Facebook page!! :)

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  62. Here's what I learned from their site...There’s only ONE targeted compression level that can increase blood flow and dramatically improve performance...Who knew!

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  63. CEP can improve running performance 5%!

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  64. CEP socks can help with plantar fasciitis.

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  65. I posted this giveaway on my blog days ago and then got caught up in family/Easter. I hope since I did that I can still sneak in. My husband needs these so badly.

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  66. I own a pair of CEP compression sleeves, and they have been a godsend after I tore a calf muscle. I am completely sold on compression wear now. I always wear my sleeves after a hard run; they seem to keep all my various aches at bay.

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  67. I have been a fan of cep on Facebook for quite a while now.

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