Aspaeris compression shorts giveaway!

Before we get to the good stuff I thought I’d let you know what coming home to 1.5 feet of water in my basement after the massive flooding in the northeast this week has taught me.

1. 1.5 feet is A LOT more than 5 inches when you’re talking about water in places it shouldn’t be.

2. Boilers, air handlers, central vacuums, treadmills and sheetrock do not like being submersed in water.

3. I could never live in a third world country because cold showers are indeed just that, cold.

Other than that, I don’t want to talk about it.  Let’s move on to the fun stuff, shall we?

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I will be the first to admit that I was skeptical of all the compression hype out there in the running world. It just seemed unnecessary to me. I don’t run marathon after marathon, a normal “long run” for me is 6-7 miles, what did I need compression for? But, since people rave about the benefits when Aspaeris gave me the opportunity to test some out, I figured why not see what all the hype is about?

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From their website:

We created the Aspaeris™ brand to help protect female athletes from injury and enhance their performance with an advanced line of compression apparel. As a female-centric company, we believe that the performance demands young women are making on their bodies at an early age are unique. Our goal is to seek a deep understanding of those unique demands and create products that specifically elevate her performance while helping protect her from non-impact injuries.

I first tried these out while biking last week and loved them but was totally sold me when I wore them on my tempo run while traveling this week. The 10k race on Monday left me unusually sore for the distance. The hills made my quads, shins and glutes hurt quite a bit. The second I put these on, my upper legs felt instantly lighter. It’s almost like the compression of the shorts makes your legs feel like they are being lifted up. All you compression lovers out there are probably like “duh, that’s why they’re awesome” and everyone else who has never tried them before is probably like “what the heck is she talking about?” It’s hard to explain but let’s just say my run was way more pleasant than it should’ve been considering the soreness in my legs. I consider that a win!

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From a pure vanity standpoint, they are also pretty flattering. I was worried about the thin waist band and what that might do in the stomach area but somehow muffin tops were avoided and the shorts fit really well. They also come in red, white and navy which is kind of fun.

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PS- it’s awkward taking self portraits of your shorts in a hotel gym with a glass wall that looks into the lobby.

I’m psyched to have these as I ramp up my mileage in the coming weeks for the Philly half.  Maybe this year I’ll actually be able to walk after my longer training runs instead of limping around the house for 4 days while the soreness subsides.

So now you all get a chance to test a pair out for yourselves!

Here’s how you can win:

1. Follow Aspaeris on Twitter.

2. Follow Aspaeris on Facebook.

Leave a separate comment below telling me you did one or the other (or both!)

Contest is open until Monday at 9pm (Eastern time). I’ll announce the winner Tuesday morning, drawn at random.

Good luck!

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Comments

  1. 1

    I liked on FB. I can’t run anymore but the runner in me woudl love a pair of these for my gym trips.

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    I did both! These shorts sound like they would be really useful for my half marathon training! Thanks for the review!

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    I am following them on Twitter

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    I liked them on Facebook

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    I already follow Aspaeris on Facebook! That’s how I found you!

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    I also follow them on Twitter! :D

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    Dragonflyrunner says:

    I Like Aspaeris on FB.
    Thanks!

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    I follow them on twitter! I keep hearing about their shorts and I’m dying to get my hands on a pair!

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    I also like them on facebook!

  10. 10

    I like’d them on Facebook. These shorts sound like they would be really great for my half marathon training!

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    I “like” Aspaeris on Facebook.

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    I follow Aspaeris on Twitter!

  13. 13

    i did both because ive never tried compression anyyyything! this would be a good way to break into the trend! :)

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    I follow them on Twitter.. and am SO sorry about the water in your basement :(

  15. 15

    I’ve been eying a pair of compression capris for about two years now, so maybe it’s finally meant to be. haha. I’m now following them on Twitter.

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    Aghh you got flooded again?! :/ Such shitty luck! I hope everything wasn’t ruined?! As for the shorts I bet they are fab, I can’t live without my compression ankle supports and my long sock versions (very sexy I know!) so shorts would be fab! Following them on twitter now! :)

  17. 17

    I followed on Twitter – I would love to try these out because I’ve never worn any compression clothing but I keep hearing such good things!!

  18. 18

    I liked them on FB! Would love to try these for my upcoming halfathonss…3 before Christmas! Eek!

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    I have definitely jumped on the compression bandwagon. I wear a compression sleev on my left leg and it works WONDERS. In the winter, I am wondering how compression leggings would feel?? Something about compression just makes me feel ‘supported’…. LOVE the shorts. They look super comfortable and are cute on you too!

    Liked on FB :-D

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    I liked them on facebook :)

  21. 21

    I did both.. ;o)

    Good luck in Philadelphia – can’t wait to hear how training goes! Maybe if you get enough people “liking” them Aspaeris will help you with the wet treadmill?

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    angie rogers says:

    I am following them on facebook and twitter!! Been hearing a lot about compression wear and would love to try these.

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    I liked them on Facebook!:)

  24. 24

    …and just followed them on Twitter as well!

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    Followed on Twitter :)

  26. 26

    I follow them on Twitter

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    I follow them on Facebook

  28. 28

    I would have loved seeing you at the hotel with your phone snapping away!

    I like on FB!

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    I’m following them on Twitter :)

  30. 30

    Great giveaway! Also, just found your blog & can’t wait to try out the pumpkin/banana bread recipe. Looks great. Just followed them on Twitter

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    And Facebook!

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    I follow them on Facebook!

  33. 33

    I definitely liked Aspaeris on twitter! I’ve heard AWESOME things about these shorts and would love to win a pair! :)

  34. 34

    Alright… and now I like them on Facebook too!!

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    Brittany M. says:

    SO SORRY to hear about your basement! It’s been a mess up here in the northeast, but it could always be worse I suppose!
    I liked them on Facebook!

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    Brittany M. says:

    And I also follow on twitter as well!

  37. 37

    I do follow Aspaeris on Twitter.

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    I follow their tweets and thats how I found you! Looking forward to reading more.

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    And I liked them on facebook. . . sorry about the basement.

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    I liked Aspaeris on facebook!

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    I’m following Aspaeris!

  42. 42

    I liked Aspaeris on Facebook! :-)

  43. 43

    I follow Aspaeris on Twitter.

  44. 44

    I like Aspaeris on FB.

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    I follow them on Facebook! That’s how I found your blog actually!

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    I like them on FB!

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    I follow Aspaeris on Twitter.

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    Autumn Rujiraviriyapinyo says:

    I follow Aspaeris on facebook. And, I could so use these!!! (1/2 marathon training ;)

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    I “liked” on facebook!

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    I like them on FB and Twitter :)

  51. 51

    I’m amazed at how flattering these shorts look and would love to rock them during my training for my upcoming FIRST marathon … NYC :)

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    I follow them on twitter!

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    And I like them on FB! :)

  54. 54

    Following them on Twitter and Facebook! Have wanted their shorts for awhile. Have only heard AUH-MAZING things about the shorts!

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    Liked on Facebook!

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    Following on Twitter!

  57. 57

    Following them on Twitter! Love these shorts!

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    I’m a follower on Facebook and learned about your blog from them!

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    Follow Aspaeris on facebook!!

  60. 60

    I follow them on Facebook! Would love a pair!

  61. 61

    I like them on facebook. I love compression anything!

  62. 62

    I liked them on Facebook! I would love to try some new compression shorts for my running.

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    Already following them on fb!

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    Already following them on twitter too!

  65. 65

    I follow them on Facebook!

  66. 66

    I follow them on twitter too!

  67. 67

    I followed them on twitter and liked them on facebook. Ive read a couple bloggers praise how cool these are and would love to try a pair especially since my kids take all our money and im running in some of my 10 year old’s shorts :-)

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    I am a happy Aspaeris FB follower-er!…. would love to explore the compression craze in my own runs and recovery … please count me in! CHEERS and thanks!

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    I follow on twitter!

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    Liked Aspaeris on Facebook!

  71. 71

    I liked them on Facebook. I currently have a cheap pair of compression shorts and they ride up, so I’d love to try these!

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    I also follow them on Twitter.

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    I liked Aspaeris on Facebook!

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    Followed them on FB! :) Lighter thighs..yes please!

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    I liked them on fb

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    I also followed them on twitter

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    i like aspaeris on fb! runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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