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SUPER BOWL SOCKS!

Good news everybody.

"Ambassador Devine." I like that.

“Ambassador Devine.” I like that.

This week I found out that I’ll be an ambassador again this year for PRO Compression. Yup, and I’ve got the cool emblem here to prove it.

I’m a compression sock/calf sleeve convert and if you don’t know about the advantages of compressions socks/gear, then be sure to give a read here. CHECK IT OUT!

This “Big Game” weekend PRO Compression is doing a Super Bowl sale, giving 40% off all the items in their store with free shipping on all orders over $20 (now you know how you can spend the money you win on your Super Bowl pool).

And they’ve got compression socks whether you’re a Patriots fan, Seahawk supporter or just cheering on the commercials like me this year (Green Bay will be back in 2015). Read the rest of this entry

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MONDAY TIDBITS

Hi Everyone,

Race trimmings.

Race trimmings.

Just a quick post today with two tidbits:

First off, a post mortem from yesterday’s race: The Santa To The Sea Half Marathon.

Yup, this was my last race of 2014… race #17 of 17.

My goal time for the race was simply to come in at 2:10:00 or below.

Fortunately, my legs didn’t let me down and I crossed the finish line with a whole 6 seconds to spare.

You can check out my race stats below. Read the rest of this entry

MAN TIGHTS! (AND LADIES TOO)

The big squeeze just got squeezier!

The big squeeze just got squeezier!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. And given all of the power-eating that went on yesterday, I’m pretty sure all of our pants are fitting just a tad bit tighter.

Well, speaking of “tight”… I want to talk to you about MAN TIGHTS!

(Pardon the lazy segue; credit it to a tryptophan hangover. And yes, I know the whole turkey tryptophan thing is a myth).

But back to MAN TIGHTS!

Today, the gang at PRO Compression are debuting compression tights for men (Ladies compression tights and leggings are also available). Read the rest of this entry

WINNER: THE BIG SQUEEZE STRIKES AGAIN

Hi Trippers!

Squeezy squeezy!

Squeezy squeezy!

Thanks to everyone who entered “The Big Squeeze Strikes Again” contest. And whether you put your socks on left foot or right foot first (or for the life of you can’t remember) we all manage to get dressed eventually.

Drum roll please.

The winner of a FREE pair of PRO Compression marathons socks or calf sleeves:

Katie Gehrand

Congratulations and here’s wishing everyone comfy calves in their next race.

And for those of you who didn’t win, you can still score 40% off at the PRO Compression website. At checkout just enter the code: BLG14

And be sure to check in to Tripping The Kenyans later this week as I prepare for my journey to run 3 half marathons in 33 hours.

Run on!

CONTEST: THE BIG SQUEEZE STRIKES AGAIN

Hi Trippers!

Get your squeeze on!

Get your squeeze on!

I hope everyone had a good Halloween weekend and enjoyed that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning (sometimes it’s nice just to “fall back”).

It’s time for another giveaway at Tripping The Kenyans and it’s a good one.

The fine folks at PRO Compression want to deck you out with a FREE pair of marathon compression socks or calf sleeves.

I started wearing PRO Compression calf sleeves during races and the marathon compression socks afterward for speedier recovery. And it’s really helped me bounce back quicker. Read the rest of this entry

HUMP DAY TIDBITS

Fun with made-up words!

Fun with made-up words!

Hi Trippers!

Just a quick pair of tidbits today keeping you “informated*.”

*NOTE: Okay, I know that “informated” isn’t a word, but rather a typo I just made. But doesn’t it look like it should be a word?

Okay, sometimes my brain gets way ahead of my fingers (not that I’m the greatest typist to begin with… I’m fast, but not accurate) and I come up with some wonderful typos that can confound even smartest of spellcheck programs. So in honor of my fingers having a mind of their own, I’m going to keep that word and use it occasionally. How’s this for a definition?

Informated (verb): to haphazardly impart one’s supposed knowledge to others in the hopes of broadening their understanding on a topic or at least making them smile over use of such a silly word.

“I informated to everyone that while ketchup is a wonderful condiment, mustard should be used in its place on hot dogs as a gesture of goodwill.”

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WINNER: “THE BIG SQUEEZE”

Hi Trippers!

The Good Kind of "Squeeze."

The Good Kind of “Squeeze.”

Thanks to everyone who entered “The Big Squeeze” contest. Got some good responses from all of you. And whether you put your socks on left foot or right foot first (or for the life of you can’t remember) we all manage to get dressed eventually.

So without further ado, let’s announce the winner of a FREE pair of PRO Compression marathons socks or calf sleeves:

Charles Eberhart

Congratulations and here’s wishing everyone PRs (and comfy calves) in their next race.

And keep visiting “Tripping The Kenyans.” More contests are coming along with continuos running chatter.

Run on!

CONTEST UPDATE: “THE BIG SQUEEZE”

The Big Squeeze

The Big Squeeze

Hi Trippers!

I hope everyone has a fun holiday weekend planned (and be sure to get in a run or two to help offset all of the BBQ’ing).

Just a reminder that “The Big Squeeze” contest has a few days left. So, if you want to win a pair of marathon compression socks or calf sleeves from PRO Compression, be sure to enter.

Here’s what you do…

  1. Go to the Tripping The Kenyans Facebook page (and give us a “like” while you’re there). You can also leave a comment on whatever page this post appears.
  2. Leave us a comment on how you put on your socks:
  • “Right foot first.”
  • “Left foot first.”
  • “Simultaneously. I’m talented.”
  • “That early in the morning, I’m thankful I can put on socks at all.”

That’s it.

A winner will be chosen at random. (Contest ends at 9am PST on 5/27… the Tuesday morning after Memorial Day)

And while one of you will take home the FREE pair of Marathon Compression Socks or Calf Sleeves, EVERYONE gets a chance a to save BIG

  1. Visit the PRO Compression product page and pick out the compression socks or sleeves you like.
  2. When you checkout, enter the coupon code BLG14 and you’ll save 40%.

Enjoy!

CONTEST: “THE BIG SQUEEZE”

The "good" kind of squeeze.

The “good” kind of squeeze.

Hi Trippers!

Two weeks ago after the OC Marathon I tried out PRO Compression’s “Marathon Compression Socks” and was amazed at how quickly they helped me recover. You can give that post (“Compression Convert”) a gander.

Well, when I like something I don’t sit back and keep it to myself… I share it with everyone.

So check out PRO Compression’s website for yourself. Don’t forget to sign up for their “Sock of the Month” e-mail list, promotions and new product announcements. Sign up is at the bottom of the PRO Compression homepage.

Click on the image.

Click on the image to visit the PRO Compression website.

You can also visit PRO Compression on Facebook (give ’em a “Like”):

https://www.facebook.com/procompression

And on Twitter (“Follow” away):

https://twitter.com/procompression

And Here’s the News about “The Big Squeeze” Contest.

I’ve teamed up with PRO Compression to give you a chance to win a FREE pair of Marathon Compression Socks or Calf Sleeves.

Here’s what you do…

  1. Go to the Tripping The Kenyans Facebook page (and give us a “like” while you’re there). You can also leave a comment on whatever page this post appears.
  2. Leave us a comment on how you put on your socks:
  • “Right foot first.”
  • “Left foot first.”
  • “Simultaneously. I’m talented.”
  • “That early in the morning, I’m thankful I can put on socks at all.”

That’s it.

A winner will be chosen at random. (Contest ends at 9am PST on 5/27… the Tuesday morning after Memorial Day)

And while one of you will take home the FREE pair of Marathon Compression Socks or Calf Sleeves, EVERYONE gets a chance a to save BIG

  1. Visit the PRO Compression product page and pick out the compression socks or sleeves you like.
  2. When you checkout, enter the coupon code BLG14 and you’ll save 40%.

Enjoy!

Get squeezed and… Run on!

COMPRESSION CONVERT

Hi Trippers!

Sock me!

Sock me!

After a brief hiatus following the OC Marathon, it was back to the gym yesterday to work out my “man gams” and start prepping for the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 3 1/2 weeks. During my two day hiatus, however, I noticed a big difference in comparison to how I felt following the LA Marathon back in March.

The day after the LA Marathon I lumbered around like Frankenstein’s monster (complete with incomprehensible groaning… and a fear of pitchfork wielding townsfolk). But this past Monday, just one day removed from my 26.2 mile Newport Beach jaunt, I was walking around with very little real discomfort (still scared of armed townsfolk though). So what was the difference between then and now? Had I improved my level of fitness tenfold? Acquired mutant recuperative powers like Wolverine (and hopefully retractable Adamantium claws)?

Nope.

The answer is a pair of socks… compression socks to be more specific.

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