Lucky 13 Giveaway #1: PROCompression socks

by MCM Mama on March 17, 2014

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Today we are celebrating my successful completion of the first of 13 half marathons in 79 days: Rock ‘n’ Roll USA half marathon.  (We are also celebrating a snowy, schools closed, parade canceled St. Patrick’s Day, but my opinions on that are not appropriate for this blog.)

I will give you all a full recap of the race tomorrow, but if you aren’t following me on twitter, instagram or facebook already (and why not?)  I ROCKED IT!!!  It was my 6th fastest half marathon out of the 21 I’ve done and my fastest since 2011!!!

So, let’s talk compression.  I wear compression socks and sleeves for any run over 6 miles and for every single race.  It’s what keeps my crabby calf able to run long distances.  I own several brands, but PROCompression is one of my favorite.  I reviewed them a while ago and I still love their socks.  Given how often I wear them, they are holding up really well.  (Seriously, all of my compression socks go from my feet to the washer to hang dry to back on my feet.  They pretty much never make it to the drawer.  Guess that means I need more LOL).

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There’s a lot of info out there about how compression helps with blood flow and recovery.  Here’s what PROCompression has to say about why you should use their socks:

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.

So, you want to try a pair?  Then get busy entering my giveaway!

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Disclaimer: PROCompression is providing the socks for this giveaway. All opinions are my own.

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1 Hannah March 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

I love these! And I need a new pair!!!

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2 Denise K March 17, 2014 at 10:02 am

I need to try some:)

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3 Valerie March 17, 2014 at 10:04 am

Love compression socks for traveling and recovery. Compression socks add pizazz to my running outfits.

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4 Janet Cross March 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

I am new to the compression world and would love to give these a try!

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5 Jen March 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

I’d love to win a pair. Compression socks are one of the things I’ve yet to try!

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6 Anel March 17, 2014 at 10:27 am

Even though I have been running (short distances) for a while now, I am new to the compression world!! I have heard so many great things about these socks! Everyone loves the socks and loves the company! I would love to try them because I am taking my running into the next level and will be running my first half marathon! These would be great for my training! Thank you!

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7 eep March 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

I just bought some ProCompression calf sleeves and I am in love.

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8 Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runs March 17, 2014 at 11:21 am

I actually have never tried them but have always wanted to! This would be awesome!
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9 Kim @ (Just) Trying March 17, 2014 at 11:21 am

I need some new socks! (and still, so excited for your huge accomplishment this weekend)
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10 Katie March 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

What cute socks!! I would love to try a pair!

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11 Laura p March 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

I use compression socks as recovery after long runs or races. They work great!

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12 christi s. in ma March 17, 2014 at 11:55 am

I haven’t tried compression socks but I’d love to. People who use them seem to love them!

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13 PENNY March 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I love ProCompession socks. I only wear them when I run.

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14 Kalee March 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I have never tried them before, but I think they would really help my recovery during my cardio workouts!
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15 Nikki March 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I think I wear compression socks more often than not. LOVE compression!
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16 Lora @ Crazy Running Girl March 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

LOVE PRO! I like to wear compression socks when I’m running and after a tough running day.
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17 Ashley @ Brocblog March 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Love them! Sometimes I wear them on longer runs and always for recovery after a run of more than 9 or so miles!
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18 Holly March 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I use them occasionally on long runs but need to be more consistent and get a real “running” pair. The kind I’ve used have been the Jobst compression socks you get at Medical Supply stores; not pretty, but I guess they do the trick.

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19 Kristin. Miller March 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I love these socks! I’ve gotten zero blisters from them in half marathon running and can’t speak enough about them. They keep their size and are super comfy!
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20 Sue @This Mama Runs For Cupcakes March 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

LOVE my compression socks, especially after a long run!!
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21 Tiina March 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I love compression gear. It helps my legs a ton after a hard effort. And I especially love my pink pro compression socks!
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22 Deborah Brooks March 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm

I love compression socks and wear them on most runs!

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23 Kim March 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Hooray for such a great time!! That has to make you feel good heading into the next 80 days!!!
I like compression socks for my long runs!
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24 Lauren March 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I love compression socks for longer runs and post race recovery!

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25 Erin March 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

I don’t leave the house without compression socks or sleeves before a race :)

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26 Darlene March 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I love ProCompression socks. I wear them for all my long runs and races.
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27 Danielle March 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I run a lot but haven’t gone the compression sock route yet. Would love to try them! And congrats on a successful half!

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28 Em Ma March 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm

I have tried compression socks and I absolutely love them! I’d wear them everyday if I had enough pairs

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29 Crystal Duff March 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I love my ProCompression socks, but I only have one pair. I typically wear them for recovery so if like to get another pair to wear during my long runs. Thank you for the giveaway!

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30 Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

I love compressions socks! I own 2 pairs of PROcompression’s Marathon socks and wear them all the time (I have them on right now!) They do wonders for recovery!

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31 Running LIbrarian March 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

I love my compression sleeves! Would love to try some compression socks too. :) Great job on USA!
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32 Sherri March 17, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I love pro compression. I find myself wearing them all the time.

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33 Ann March 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm

I am in the middle of training to BQ for the first time ever. I would so love to win these socks.
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34 Diana March 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Congrats on the race! Now gimmie those socks! LOL ;-)
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35 Janelle @ Run With No Regrets March 17, 2014 at 6:21 pm

I’ve never worn compression socks, but I’d really like to! I’ve heard great things about PROCompression….I’d love to win a pair!
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36 Jenny March 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Love my ProCompression marathon socks – I wear them all the time and love wearing them when I fly!
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37 Heather ODonnelll March 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm

I have a pair I wear after long runs. They are a couple years old, but I really like them.
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38 Amy March 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I love to wear them after my long runs. Now that I am running more, I am going to need some more compression socks!
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39 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama March 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm

I love compression socks for recovery and sleeping in the night before a long run!
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40 Jen @ Pretty Little Grub March 17, 2014 at 7:42 pm

I love Pro Compression socks! I always wear the sleeves for running and then the socks for recovery afterwards.
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41 Lani Yearicks (@armytbonegirl) March 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm

I have never tried compression socks, but I love my calf sleeves!! I love how they make my legs feel during double digit runs and after my runs as well! I’ll sometimes even sleep with them on.
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42 Kathryn @ Dancing to Running March 17, 2014 at 9:48 pm

I love ProCompression! I have sleeves and wear them for recovery after all of my long runs and races.
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43 Casey March 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm

I just started wearing ProCompression and LOVE them!!! I used them for my marathon training and felt they really help me out! I wear them for both running and recovery!

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44 Helen March 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm

I haven’t tried compression socks yet but I’m very interested in them! I bet these will be perfect for my the rest of my half training, specially since the miles are creeping up!
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45 Debby H March 17, 2014 at 11:32 pm

I didnt like the sock, but I LOVED the sleeves. The socks felt to thin to run in. The sleeves were amazing. They are a bit older and stretched out, but I still wear them on long runs, or post run on short runs.

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46 Nelly B March 18, 2014 at 2:35 am

I haven’t tries them but would love to! I love all the bright colors I like how long they are and I love they help with your running .

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47 Alicia March 18, 2014 at 8:02 am

Love my compression socks

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48 Chaitali March 18, 2014 at 8:21 am

I have one pair of compression socks and one pair of compression sleeves. I love the way they make my shins feel!
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49 Gigi March 18, 2014 at 8:49 am

I wear them for 95% of all runs even short ones. They help with my shin splints!
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50 Rachel R March 18, 2014 at 8:55 am

I purchased my first pair of compression calf sleeves a few weeks ago. I put them on after a 9 mile run and wore them the rest of the day. My legs felt great!

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51 Jen Ressler March 18, 2014 at 9:27 am

I love compression socks and swear by them

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52 Heather March 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

I have tried compressions ones but not full calf ones. My calves are more sore as I’m upping mileage again so I’ve kind of been eyeing calf compression socks…I’m just not sure I can pay so much to try them because I have no idea if I’ll like them or not!
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53 Jade March 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

I must have been on automatic mode as I read this yesterday and was about to comment and didn’t and it wasn’t until I checked in today (Tuesday) and read the new post and was like “Hey, I didn’t actually finished doing what I started!” I love pro-compression socks.
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54 Rust March 18, 2014 at 11:51 am

I have tried them, and love them for traveling especially.

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55 Terry March 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Never tried compression socks–wonder if they would help with occasional calf pain.

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56 Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs In March 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm

LOVE compression socks, but I’ve never tried ProCompression! Would love to give them a try :)
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57 Jovan B. March 18, 2014 at 6:15 pm

I’ve never tried them but always wanted to. I just want to see if they make running any easier.
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58 Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's March 18, 2014 at 8:54 pm

I love compression socks, they really help me after long runs!
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59 Laurel C March 19, 2014 at 12:08 am

I want the pink ones! I love compression gear

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60 Steel Springs March 19, 2014 at 12:46 am

I have one pair of compressions socks and I love them. I think that they’re great for recovery and also a huge plus on long plane or car trips. My legs tend to swell, so compression socks do a lot for me!

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61 Sarah J March 19, 2014 at 6:57 am

They are a must for every long run!
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62 Carla S March 19, 2014 at 7:57 am

I have never tried compression socks. I want to try them because I am a long distance runner and I have circulation problems.

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63 Jen K March 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm

I need a pair of compression socks for post race recovery! :) Lots of races on the schedule this year!!!
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64 Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club March 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

I’ve never tried compression socks but I hear they are great for helping your legs not feel sore after a long run. I want to win – pick me. :-)
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65 Danielle Warren March 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

I LOVE PRO COMPRESSION

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66 Danielle March 22, 2014 at 2:23 pm

No I have never tried compression socks but I have heard great things about them and would love a pair.

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67 theresa J March 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm

My husband loves compression socks and currently has one pair

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68 Suzanne March 23, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Allan and I have both tried compression socks and love them!

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69 Linda March 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I have tried compression socks before and really liked them. I’d love to win a pair.

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70 Rene' Whiteley March 24, 2014 at 7:41 pm

I love compression. I wear them every long run and every race. It just makes my legs feel better.

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71 Kristen L March 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm

I love compression socks. They are like hugs for my legs!! :) I am interested in a pair of sleeves though because I think they would be great for recovery during a work day.
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