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PRO Compression Giveaway!

Who wants to hear a funny story?

The first race I ever ran was the Conejo Valley Turkey Day Dash in November 2009. It took me 36 minutes and 34 seconds to run a 5k. That was also the farthest I had ever run outside in my life. I felt proud and accomplished while I gobbled down turkey and stuffing and potatoes and pumpkin pie that night.

The next morning, however, was a different story. I COULD NOT MOVE. To this day, I don’t think I have ever been so sore. I could barely walk and my calves would scream in pain if I tried to get up after sitting for longer than 3 minutes. Oh, and then we went to San Francisco for the weekend where I had to walk every where and I looked like an 85-year-old.

This is relevant I swear!

Fast forward to April of 2012 – PRO Compression graciously sent our Ragnar Relay team some of their compression socks to wear for training and during the relay. I remember putting them on after a long run and thinking “This is what Heaven feels like!”. I had worn compression sleeves before but wasn’t sold on them, but the PRO Compression socks have just the right amount of squeeze, they are SUPER long (which I love) and come in tons of fun colors.

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During our LA marathon training, I even got Jason hooked on PRO Compression as well. We look so stinkin’ cute in our matching socks on Saturdays 🙂

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I usually throw on my socks right after we get in from our run and wear them for the rest of the day until bed and I have yet to wake up with any soreness in my calves the following morning. I swear by these babies! And you know where we run there are some serious hills and if it weren’t for PRO Compression I’m sure I’d be gimping around the office every Monday morning.

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So now for the exciting part – YOU can win a pair of PRO Compression socks for yourself! You can receive an entry for doing each of the following (leave a separate comment for each item you complete to enter):

1. Like PRO Compression on Facebook
2. Follow PRO Compression on Twitter
3. Tweet about the giveaway (be sure to include @danicalynne and @procompression)

I’ll be randomly selecting a winner on Sunday, 3/3. Good luck!

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Liquid Gold and My First Giveaway

It’s finally starting to really feel like Fall here in SoCal. I’m currently enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Coffee with this deliciousness, courtesy of my wonderful boyfriend:

He has this huge Costco tub of biscotti in his house and I told him a while back that I couldn’t wait for a gloomy day so I could enjoy a hot coffee with a biscotti in the afternoon. So with today being the first gloomy day in weeks, he stuck that little treat in my bag without me knowing.

On a workout-related note, I am SO SORE! Last night I did a 60 minute BodyPump class at the gym by my work and it kicked my booty. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I only removed 1/3 of my squat weights when we switch to biceps (I normally remove 1/2 the weight) and now my arms feel like they went through the garbage disposal and got pieced back together. I was strength training like you wouldn’t believe last night (I have the sore, callused hands to prove it – so hot). The class went by so fast too! That’s why I love BodyPump – the great music and fast pace make an hour fly by and before I know it, it’s try to stretch and head home. (P.S. Check out my new workout log!)

Unfortunately, my 8 mile run on Sunday didn’t happen. I slept in a bit and by the time I woke up it was over 80 degrees. Not happening! And if you think I was about to run on a the treadmill for 80+ minutes you really don’t know me that well yet. 3 miles is just about my treadmill max.

Despite my body being semi-dysfunctional this morning, I found time to stop by my new favorite store this morning – Sprouts.

This place is seriously amazing. They have a gazillion different flavors of licorice (like blue raspberry and even pina colada), hundreds of barrels of things to buy in bulk like nuts, different kinds of sugar, varieties of granola, oatmeal, and flour. An incredible selection of cheeses and the FRESHEST produce. I’m typically not one to shop in specialty grocery stores and usually stick to Vons or Trader Joes when I’m feeling fancy. But Sprouts has a selection of things I can’t seem to find elsewhere, like this jar of liquid gold:

This peanut butter is THE. BEST. PEANUT. BUTTER. I know I might be a little late to hop on the Justin’s Bandwagon, but I’m glad I did! And now I want to share the love.

In honor of my little blog starting to gain some steam, I’ve decided to do my first giveaway! Here is the deal:

I’ll be giving away 5 individual serving packets of Justin’s Nut Butter (PB, Honey PB, Almond, Honey Almond and Maple Almond) AND a pack of Sprouts’ amazing licorice. To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me what you are looking forward to most in the Fall and what flavor of licorice you would want if you win. They have red licorice, black licorice, strawberry, watermelon, pina colada, blue raspberry, green apple, orange, peach, and rootbeer.

For an extra entry you can follow me on Twitter (@GTR_Danica) and Tweet about my giveaway (leave a separate comment)

For another extra entry you can become a subscriber to my blog (leave a separate comment).

I’ll pick a winner at random on Friday. Good luck!

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