Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rock n Roll SD Kickoff Recap and Crazy Compression GIVEAWAY!

I know I ran the La Jolla half marathon on Sunday but I couldn't miss going to the Rock 'n Roll San Diego Epic Summer Kick off Run. It was advertised as 3 1/2 miles in beautiful Balboa Park in San Diego.



We were all to meet at Whole Foods in Hillcrest where we were greeted by the ever friendly Sherri Matthews from the Lululemon Run Club. At any rate, I thought I would test that hip out.



We were initially a group of about 30 people which quickly grew to about 50 people. We were then given course directions and we were off.  I'm ashamed to say that I was only able to run about a mile and a half.  My hip was too much.

They did have a beautifully set up water station manned by Rock n Roll Ambassador Chase.

Chase



We got samples of the new Salted Watermelon Gu, Propel and water bottles.



We then headed back to Whole Foods where we received Epic Summer run t-shirts, chicken wings, Brussels sprouts, wraps and Suja.




Have you heard of Suja?!  It's good stuff. Pricey though!

That coconut almond one is divine!





Next up, a raffle. I won a cool pint glass and a gift card to Movin Shoes. Never heard of it?!  Meb's Movin Shoes!!!  He owns it!!!  (By the way, I heard a rumor that Meb was going to be the pace leader for the 1:30 group at the Rock n Roll.  Use Code ChaseRunSD for $15 off if you want to run it!)

My super cheesy I won face!

My friend Justin won a watch and Jess won a gift card to PF Changs.




But the whole time, I wore my Crazy Compression socks. And my Words from the Wise running shirt but more about that in another post.  (In the meantime, you can use code SDMOM to get 20% off here).  This was my second time wearing the socks and running in them. I love them. So much. Never switching.

Nate, the owner, used to work for some big brands in their sock design department so he knows his socks. He has come up with some colorful styles and designs and they even have a section where you can design your own sleeves and socks.  What a fan-freakingtastic idea!  Here are the tech specs from their socks:



And some "About Us" info directly from their website:


I don't just wear their sleeves though.  I have also been running in their socks and I love them even more.  I want 100 of these hence my running gear addiction!




I realize that compression socks are not the most flattering things to photograph!

And now, I have a pair to giveaway to one of you lucky readers!  You can pick any non-custom pair of socks on their website if you win!  If you don't want to wait to see if you won, use Code Crazy25 for 25% off your next order!  Enter below on the Rafflecopter widget!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.





GIVEAWAY RULES:   
Contest runs 4/30/2014 to 5/5/14
No purchase necessary.
1 winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter.
Open to US and Canadian residents 18 years of age or older.
Winner will notified via email (if available) and blog post, and will have 48 business hours to claim prize.
If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner will be selected.
Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter form in order to win.
All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.
Prize will be shipped directly from Crazy Compression.  #poweredbycrazy

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


47 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a blast!!!! Finally - compression socks that are cool looking and fun to wear!! And did you say salted watermelon Gu?! Oh yum... :)

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  2. I would LOVE to win the Black OTC Smoke! I think they would match all of my running shorts. :)

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    1. That's my favorite thing about the socks! Matches everything!

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  3. Black OTC diamonds (they look so cute on you, how could I not choose those?!?!!? and so many colors to match to!!)

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    1. I love them! Want them in pink & purple too!

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    2. Then you'd be able to wear them with virtually ANY outfit! yay!

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  4. I would LOVE to have the Black Sleeve Future Dots Compression Sleeve! They are so cute!!!


    Also, I love your site gal! #TeamStellar ;)

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  5. I have never used any compression gear for running...so this may be a nice way to start!

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  6. Ooh I want the black OTC swirls socks!

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  7. I love compression socks! Looks like you had a great time! I wish they had more things for runners where I live. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check out the link to my blog post for instructions on what you need to do! :)
    http://onemorebiz.blogspot.com/2014/04/liebster-award-nomination.html

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  8. Those socks are super cute! I am going to have to get a pair! Now to think of something to put on them.

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  9. I LOVE the pink dots pattern! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  10. What fun compression socks these are!! I love the pink camo otc ones!!

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  11. These socks are so cute!! I would love the purple OTC diamonds!

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    1. I want them in Purple & Pink too!

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  12. Great post Smitha! I want some socks!!

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  13. I LOVE the pink OTC wall flowers!!! So hard to choose haha they're so cute!!

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  14. I don't know if my comment posted haha but I love the pink OTC wall flowers socks!!! So cute! Soo hard to choose lol they're all adorable! :)

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    1. I know! It was hard for me to pick too!

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  15. I really want a pair of these socks!

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    1. Fingers crossed! Great coupon code too!

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  16. I would totally choose these! http://crazycompression.com/Crazy-Compression-Socks-PinkOTCSmoke.aspx

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  17. I would totally choose these! http://crazycompression.com/Crazy-Compression-Socks-PinkOTCSmoke.aspx

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  18. I'd want the black OTC diamonds! So cute!

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  19. You're a running machine! And super cool socks too!

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  20. Ooh, so many options! I'm pretty committed to my favorite compression socks, but the black/pink OTC socks are calling! Of course, I would way more rather have them come up with a personalized pair for me, too! <3 it!

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  21. I love those pink sd mom ones! Love sd, pink, and being a mom! :)

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  22. Great designs but I like the pink future dots the best.

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  23. I love the Pink OTC flowers

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  24. Oh my gosh, how am I supposed to just pick ONE pair that I like?!
    Pink OTC Swirls might be my pick though... :)

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  25. Man, I'm not sure I can pick just one pair...they are all so cute. I like the pink ones though :)

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