PRO Compression Review and Giveaway!


Hello my people! Recently, the folks at PRO Compression were kind enough to contact me and ask if I’d like to try out a pair of their compression socks. Since I was training for a half marathon at the time, I eagerly agreed!

As luck would have it, my socks arrived the Friday before my half marathon!

PRO Compression Marathon Sock


Perfect timing! I knew immediately that these puppies would be part of my post race recovery routine. As you probably know from my race recap, my run went off without a hitch! And even though I ran it 19 weeks pregnant, it didn’t suck any more or less then when I’ve run them NOT pregnant. :-)

As soon as I hit my car and sat down that Sunday, my calves were immediately on fire. My legs hurt, my hip hurt, my knee hurt. Oh boy…….

When I got home, I hit the showers, broke out my sweats, put on my PRO Compression socks, and kicked up my feet. I had earned that lazy day!

PRO Compression

I think I went straight from the couch to bed that night and slept the entire night in my sweats and socks! When I woke up the following morning and stood up out of bed………. I seriously wished they made a compression BODY SUIT.

I had ZERO pain and soreness in my calves. I felt so good I even wore heels to work that day! My knees and quads on the other hand were a different story. I was sold. My socks helped. I wore them again that evening.

They kept their compression both days without being overly restrictive or tight on my giganto calves (I went with the size S/M). They also wash up nicely and come in lots of fun colors as well as a few “classic” colors.

Sooooo peeps—who wants to try their hand at winning a pair of their very own?! Well it’s your lucky day. :) I also have a pretty sweet discount code to share with you! Enter BLG14 and get 40% off the socks and sleeves at PRO Compression!

Head on over to the PRO Compression website, and then come back here and tell me which color sock is your favorite. And don’t forget to use the Rafflecopter widget below for more ways to enter to win.

I’ll be announcing the winner on Thursday, November 6th. Good luck friends!

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Baby Update: 20 Weeks! Lets Play the Gender Game!


Time for a baby update! 20 weeks here we are!


We had our anatomy ultrasound this morning! Both Kenzer and Alfie were along this time since I think this may be the last ultrasound we have and the last time we’ll see our sweet pea until March. Plus, this was our “gender reveal day”, and we all wanted to experience it together. <3 We found out today that our little sweet pea is measuring big and healthy! Weighing in at 13 ounces already! (Above the average of 10.5 like you’ll read below) Kenzer was a big baby, so it’s no surprise that this one will most likely be big also.

So what has Baby A been up to this week:

Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He’s also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — about the size of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby’s legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the “crown to rump” measurement. After 20 weeks, he’s measured from head to toe.)

He’s swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He’s also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you’ll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).


What has Mama been up to this week:

We are officially at the half way mark! I can’t believe how fast things have been going. According to the charts, I should have gained 10 pounds by now, and I am right on track.

Workouts: Still doing my dumbbell workout (that I’ve been MEANING to share with you guys and haven’t yet!) About 3 times a week. I want to start throwing some walks in to the mix as well. And if you count yard work as an exercise—then I’ve been getting it in that way this week also. :)

Symptoms: The usual—heartburn, crazy dreams, etc. Now I’ve started in with the itchy skin on my tummy and “the girls”. So I got some cocoa butter oil and have been rubbing that on in the evenings.

Food Aversions: Still none!

Food Cravings:

  • I’ve been craving pizza sooooo much lately!  But other than that, I’ve really had no “OMG, must have” type of cravings.

What I’m Missing: Nothing right now. I’m just content.

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Where’d the Weekend Go?


  Hey kids– So I’m still trying to figure out where exactly this weekend went. Friday evening I met with the new tenant that’s renting our townhouse. (Not too shabby—the house was vacant for less than a month!) Lets hope this one ends up better than the last one. After meeting with the tenant, Kenzer […]

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Hershey Half Marathon 2014 Race Recap


SIDE NOTE – ProCompression is offering a discount code to my readers! Use code BLG14 and get 40% off their marathon socks & sleeves! Hey there party people!! As promised, I thought I would share my recap of this year’s half marathon! Saturday afternoon I headed to Hershey to pick up my packet. I loved […]

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Baby Update: 19 Weeks


  Good day all! First thing’s first—I have some giveaway winners to announce: a Rafflecopter giveaway Congrats ladies!! I’ll be emailing you shortly for your addresses! Many thanks to everyone for participating.   So lets to the baby update shall we?! As you know, I kicked off my 19th week with a little half marathon. […]

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Fitness Friday: My Game Plan for Running the Hershey Half at 19 weeks Pregnant


  And so here it is. This Sunday I’ll be running the Hershey Half Marathon! This will be my 4th time running the Hershey Half, and my 5th half marathon in total. However as you all know—running a half this time will be very very different. I’ll be running it 19 weeks pregnant! When I […]

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A Blogiversary Celebration!


  Aww! Here’s where I get all sappy. Hard to believe we’ve turned 2 around here. Sometimes it feels like 2 years flew by, other times it feels like it’s been a looooonnnngggg two years! I started this blog with the intention of documenting nutritional choices, workout choices, and running choices. But quickly came to […]

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Baby Update: 18 Weeks


  Won’t be long until we’re at the half way mark! I have this nasty habit of looking too far ahead on things. I look ahead, and rush through the process when in reality I should savor every second in the present. In the here and now. As a quick side note—I want to wish […]

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Mad Libs and Cleaning


  Hello my people! Just popping in quickly on this beautiful Columbus day. (It’s actually kind of dreary/overcast here, but for some reason I LOVE days like this) Friday night Kenzer and I headed to the mall to pick up a gift and some cards for my dad. He turns the big 5-8 tomorrow!! Of […]

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Fitness Friday: I’m shooting for a PW (personal worst) for this half marathon


  Rather than all this talk of PR’s/PB’s, lets flip things around a bit and say I’m shooting for a PW in 10 days. My half marathons have gotten progressively worse over the years (this time with good reason of course). So instead of beating myself up about, I’ll just shoot for it. I need […]

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