Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My first giveaway!

On Monday my run sucked...until the 2.5 mile mark. Does anyone else have this issue? I am realizing with more miles under my belt, that it takes more than a three-minute brisk walk before a run for me to get sufficiently warmed up. My calves were killing me (still) yesterday, which didn't help, but I'm thinking maybe I need to do some sprint intervals or something before a long-ish run.

So, anyhow, that's not why you're here. You're here for that magic "g" word up there in the title. But first, all the reasons why you want to win the product that's being given away. And that product is?























What are they, and how do they work, you ask?
"Aspaeris Pivot Shorts are designed to maintain proper position during repetitive motion. They help adjust your legs and hips to avoid injury. [They] lead to proper joint "loading," to help you improve performance and avoid injury."
(For more information, visit their website.)
Now, I'm a newbie to compression wear, so I have nothing to compare these to. I can only speak highly of the way fit, feel, and of their magical compressing powers.

I first wore them after a long Saturday run for recovery purposes. Because I'm a little slow sometimes, I tried to put them on after lotioning up after a shower. Don't do that. When they say "compression,"  they mean they're tight. Adding lotion to the mix will only make you work harder to put them on, and that's the opposite of recovering.

(It made me think of this FRIENDS episode)

I wore them a couple of hours after the run, and then during that night while I slept. I really enjoy the compressing powers of these suckers. It's like they've finally developed a way to give your butt and thighs a warm, comforting hug. I did get a mark on my thigh where the bottom of them indented my skin, but I chalk that up to the fact that my thighs were really meant for someone much larger than me.

As for wearing them on a run?






















Ahh-mazing! Not only do they feel like they hold everything in (or "compress", if you will), but I definitely felt more stable, like I was running with better form. I officially want about five pairs so that I can wear them on every run! Believe me, you want a pair.

And now you want to know, "How can I win a pair?" I'm going to make this quick and dirty. One entry per person, everyone gets a fair chance to win.
All you have to do is "like" Aspaeris Pivot Shorts on Facebook and/or follow them on Twitter, and leave me a comment to let me know that you did. 
Everyone who enters will get one entry in the giveaway
BONUS
If you enter this giveaway, I'm also giving you an opportunity to get 15% off at my etsy shop! After leaving a comment on this post, letting me know that you like Aspaeris on Facebook and/or follow them on Twitter, email me at hinkle.emily@gmail.com and let me know you'd like the coupon code.

I will be choosing the winner this upcoming Monday, September 26, at 10am.

GOOD LUCK!!

56 comments:

  1. I like Aspaeris on FB and follow them on Twitter.

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  2. I liked the crap out of them on FB and follow them religiously on the Twitter.

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  3. I "liked" them on FB! Would love to try a pair!!!

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  4. I like them on FB and follow them on Twitter, going to check out your etsy shop!

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  5. I like them on FB. I have their shorts and LOVE them!

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  6. I like them on FB and that is how I found your blog. Can't wait to catch up on your blog.

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  7. I like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter! PS - I'm also a new follower of your blog :)

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  8. This is Carla Vicens Rudder's entry :)

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  9. I like them on facebook, follow on twitter, and now follow your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. I like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter! Glad to find a new fun blog!! :D

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  11. I like them on twitter and FB! :) Great blog! I'm excited to keep reading!

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  12. Liked them on FB AND liked that they posted your blog there! You're famous!!

    BTW - you've hit on why I don't like running 5Ks. By the time I'm warmed up, the race is over. Also - don't run sprint intervals before a long run. Sprints are a workout on their own (and you should warm up before you do those anyways). Just take the first mile or two of a long run easy and let yourself warm up naturally. Run long runs for distance, not time, so don't worry if you feel slow. Training is about running a mix of speeds and distances - not running as fast as you can every time. You're doing great!

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  13. I follow Aspaeris on facebook. :)

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  14. I LIKE Aspaeris on facebook! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  15. Twitter and FB are blocked from work so I promise to follow when I get home. Damn, girl, is that pic you? Your legs and abs are freakin hot. Why don't you giveaway your hot body secret? That episdode of Friends is one of the best ones! I often hate runs until 3 or 4 miles in. Totally normal.

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  16. I like them on Facebook and follow on Twitter :)

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  17. I like them on FB and follow on Twitter!

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  18. Like them on Facebook! Love that you put up that part of Friends...such a classic scene!!!
    :)

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  19. ~K~
    i like them on fb (that's how i heard about this giveaway and your blog!)
    runner_Girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I liked them on facebook and followed on twitter :) I am training for my first marathon and would love to try these out!

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  21. Liked Aspaeris on Facebook!

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  22. I like them on Facebook! Excited to follow your blog now...your dog is ADORABLE!

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  23. I like them on Facebook and would love to try these put as I train for my third half...running this one with my amazing husband!

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  24. I 'like' Aspaeris on FB

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  25. Liked them on Facebook! New reader, love the blog!

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  26. Looks like I just found your blog at the right time :D Liked them on Facebook!

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  27. Absolutely follow them on Twitter... yes, checking out your Etsy offerings, too.

    Nice!

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  28. I liked them on Facebook. Man, those look comfy!

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  29. I liked Aspaeris on Facebook!!!

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  32. I'm following Aspaeris on twitter!

    While you said the shorts left a mark on your leg, they don't *look* like they are making an indent on your thigh while you are wearing them. And for that reason I want them!!

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  33. I like them on facebook.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  34. Like them on fb and follow them on twitter!

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  35. Like them on Facebook & def. follow on Twitter!

    They re-tweeted me once :-) those look like they would most definitely help my tight muscles and allow me to finish my runs without extreme pain!

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