**This giveaway is now closed!**
The past 32(ish) weeks have been horrible on my legs. I swear as soon as I took a pregnancy test pregnancy test my varicose veins returned. It started with itching about a week before I tested, actually. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but it dawned on me later. *Derp* Soon after the itching the veins start appearing. They’re not really painful, but they are unattractive, irritating, annoying, and can feel uncomfortable at times.
You know you wanted a glimpse…
There’s really no way for me to avoid these “fun” aspects of pregnancy. They are hereditary and I guess, since I don’t get stretch marks, I can’t complain. They don’t go away once the baby is born, although they are drastically reduced. But hey – if it’s the worst that pregnancy is going to throw at me? Then they are truly my well-earned battle wounds.
Thankfully, there is something I can do to minimize the impact of these veins… wear compression socks.
I think they need to start making kid socks, agreed?
My dad is actually hipper than he realizes because he’s been wearing compression socks for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, my parents owned (and ran) a liquor store and he was on his feet ALL DAY (and sometimes night). This gave his legs (and poor circulation) nothing but grief. For this reason, I will always attribute compression socks to my dad. They just weren’t as colorful. He wore his awesome socks everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE. To the beach, to the pool, to school events, to Disney. Yeah, it was pretty awesome to have everyone point out your dad’s socks.
He’s probably even wearing them in this picture.
Of course, now I understand WHY he wears them. They really work!
I’ve tried a few brands since I started running and compression socks/sleeves became a thing — Zensah, CEP, and Pro Compression being the main contenders. I found the Zensah sleeves not tight enough (and too short on my long calves), the CEP socks too tight (and not cute enough), and the Pro Compression socks? Well, they are jusssst right. I especially love that the foot part actually covers my huge ass foot. Plus, I love their color selections! Who doesn’t want their legs to look
I do a lot of sitting on my chaise, in case you can’t tell.
Since I’ve been wearing my Pro Compression Socks my varicose vein problem has been considerable lessened. My legs don’t itch as much, or if at all. There’s also bonuses too – I’ve had zero swelling and very, very few calf cramps. Almost everyone I know has had serious calf cramps at some point during their pregnancy (mostly at night, which is TOTALLY awesome at 3am) and this time? It has been minimal! It’s a compression sock miracle.
I honestly love these socks SO MUCH that I emailed Pro Compression and asked THEM if I could write a review and do a giveaway (I don’t normally do this guys. This is a truly I product I believe in). The best part is that they wrote back right away and said “Sure!” and sent me these awesome purple marathon socks (I feel like they KNOW me).
Look – they actually fit my feet!!
They also offered to send a pair to one of YOU!
You can enter this giveaway up to four (4) times:
1) Leave a comment below and tell me why you want to win a pair
2) Follow Pro Compression on Twitter
3) Like Pro Compression’s Page on Facebook (and let them know I sent you!)
If you do 2, 3, and 4 – make sure you leave a SEPARATE comment below letting me know/for entry!
The winner will be announced on Tuesday!
Don’t want to wait to see if you win? Pro Compression has 40% off right now on their Purple and Baby Blue Marathon Socks (this includes free shipping!). Use the coupon code: SOMF4 (For each pair of Purple and Baby Blue Marathon Socks purchased during the month of April, Pro Compression will donate $1 to the following organizations: Purple for Team in Training and Baby Blue for Train 4 Autism.)
OR you can use this code: BLG13 for 40% off ANY product in their store….free shipping over $20
Now go enter… and may the odds be ever in your favor 🙂
Disclosure: While Pro Compression DID send me the socks at no cost – I am in no way being compensated for this post. All opinions and recommendations are my own.