just barely back with the living after being out for days with some sort of nasty cold/respiratory flu. No idea what it was but my ears are still ringing, my head is still pounding and my throat is still raw. It is now pretty clear as to why my Sunday afternoon run was so craptastic. A six miler is just about the perfect distance, not too long and not too short. However on Sunday, I spent more time walking my country roads hoping my friend Nicki would drive by and pick my up then I did running. I thought I was exhausted from too much traveling but within an hour of hauling my ass getting home from the “run”, I was very sick and in bed.
I’m better now and it’s back to business. What’s up on the agenda? Another giveaway! It’s no secret that Aspaeris Pivot Shorts are one of my favorite things. I wear them a lot for running, working out, and even
to bed around the house on those days where I feel like my quads are trashed. My quads “feel the burn” more than the rest of my body when my miles climb, I have to really pay attention to recovery. I’ve found that the best way for me to recover is to use Aspaeris Pivot Shorts.
This is why when I joined the ultra team for Ragnar Chicago earlier this year, Aspaeris was the FIRST company I contacted for sponsorship because I knew that I would need help recovering between legs in order to perform to the best of my ability. Although my Ragnar dreams fell short for Chicago, I’m going to give it another go in Miami next month for the Ragnar Miami to Key West event. My team, 2 Bros and 10 Does, will be running and recovering in Aspaeris. Look for us in this kick ass Jeni Healy design below (printed by Family Fan Club) along with the red Aspaeris Pivot Shorts. I think we should be easy to spot! 🙂
For those of you who are new to Aspaeris, these shorts are billed as compression shorts. While they work like normal compression shorts by compressing the legs/hips/glute muscles to keep the blood flowing for better performance and recovery, these shorts also have an added layer to guide muscles to help prevent injuries. The official description is below:
Aspaeris Pivot Short™
Aspaeris Pivot Shorts™ are actually two pairs of shorts bonded together. The Outer Short is a high performance compression short designed to support your muscles. The Inner Short features our breakthrough, Dual Sensory Compression Bands™.
These cross-knit bands guide your muscles into the proper position, thereby improving your pivot performance, which helps prevent ACL and hip injuries.
The Aspaeris Pivot Short™ is not an ordinary compression short. Athletes who try the APS™ report feeling more confident in their ‘pivot moves’ and almost all feel more in control without being restricted.
They currently sell for $60 and are available in red, navy & black. However, the word on the street is that 2013 will bring about some amazing changes for us Aspaeris lovers in the release of Gen2 short. The Gen2 promises to deliver a better short with “enhanced fabric, fit and compression features”….. see the excerpt from the press release below:
The new APS Gen2™ boasts an improved fabric weave with reinforced seams that will extend the compression life of the short, as well as a stylish, colorblock logo. Additional features include a newly designed crotch, comfort waistband, and adjustability of the dual layers at the leg opening. Like the original Pivot Short, the Gen2 has an inner short with Dual Sensory Compression Bands™ that help guide the athlete into proper position while she pivots and runs, which powers performance, speeds recovery, and prevents injuries. The APS Gen2™ will be available in the New Year and will come in black and a newly-released Aspaeris pink. Aspaeris will also offer a special gift certificate for the Gen2 to current Pivot Short users.
So while all of you are whooooooping it up on New Year’s Eve, I’ll be sitting at my computer hoping they launch these shorts so I can get the new generation ASAP. And yes, I already emailed them and begged them to send me some a “little” early but it was a no go. Seems like those smarties only have the prototype on hand and its in nude to avoid people
like me trying to get a pair early. Aspaeris Design Team – 1, TTF – 0. Well played Aspaeris!
If there is any doubt that I absolutely love these shorts then you haven’t been reading long. I’ve been EVERYWHERE in these shorts this year. One of my favorite ways to wear them is under a Team Sparkle skirt!
2012 Shamrock Shuffle Running For Kicks Fun Run
FNRC Group Run
I’m super excited about the Aspaeris Gen2 release because I really love the first generation and know that they have really listened to what the customers are looking for: better wear/tear & more ventilation. They are taking these shorts to the next level. I will certainly be ordering the Gen2s as soon as they are available!
For now, we are offering a pair of the current Aspaeris Pivot Shorts in the color and size of your choice for this giveaway. What do you need to do? Comment below and you’ll be entered in the giveaway but if I were you, I would also go “like” them on Facebook HERE so that you can be up to date on the latest news and specials.
If you don’t want to wait for the drawing, then feel free to use the discount code RAGNAR20 for $20 off a pair of these shorts. Don’t forget to tell Santa, he likes to save a few $$ too!
I will pick a winner via a random number generator on Monday, December 10th at 9am. Good luck!
** Happy Compression Wearing ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **
I like to long run in shorts like this. Less chafing.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these Aspaeris shorts!! & I like them on Facebook too!
I love these shorts. Wore them through the Chicago Marathon and felt great. I also wear them for recovery. I add a skirt over them and they look great. I like that they have added their logo to the front of the shorts.
The thought of compression shorts with better ventilation makes me smile:-) I love compression garments but always overheat. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Would love to win a pair. I have 2 pair from a special deal that was offered. Would like a new color!
Love my Aspaeris shorts! I have 4 pairs!! Would love a few in blue now!!
I love my Aspaeris shorts.. Use them 99% of the time on my runs! 🙂
I would love to get a pair of these for my daughter who is involved in 3 sports. Please random number generator PICK ME!
I have never tried these (too cheap to buy them) but would love to!!!! Hope I win!! Thanks Amanda
Would love to try these!!!
I need these – training for my first marathon! 😀
I love these, wore them this past Sunday fpr my 20 mile bike ride!!! I also wore them at Ragnar Chicago and my first marathon at Illinois!!! Can’t wait to try the new ones!!!
I love these shorts too! I can’t wait for the new generation to come out! I wear them at every race and long run. I wore them after a very tough bridge run last Sunday and my normally achy hips felt awesome the next day.
I would LOVE to try these! Have heard they are fabulous. Compression has become a way of running-life for me!
I have never tried any type of compression, would love to get my hands on a pair of these shorts.
Best Shorts Ever. No need to say anything else. I love them.
I don’t have any compression shorts and would really like to try them. Crossing my fingers! 🙂
Would love to try these compression shorts! They are so popular.
I would love to try compression shorts!
I want a pair! 🙂
I’ve been dying to try these!!
would LOVE a pair of these shorts! keep hearing great stuff about them….. and i like them on FB too 🙂
I would love to try a pair of these….always hear everyone talking about them!!!
I need these! I love my compression socks but I’m always saying I need something for my hips and quads. These shorts would be perfection!
I LOOOOVE these shorts!! I bought them over the summer after reading all (including yours) of the awesome reviews! I also already like them on FB!
I’ve never tried them before. Would love to give it a go! Glad you’re starting to feel better!
I love these shorts! Have been running in them all summer and I’m ready for a new pair!
I needs me some aspaeris pivot shorts!
I’d love to give these a try! 🙂
I’m sitting here with my usual companion of painful quads and hammies from over-doing it yesterday. Perhaps it’s a sign! I need to tell SantaHubs that I finally thought of something for my Christmas list!
I think you should be featured in their ads as an Aspaeris Pivot Shorts model, kind of like a Victoria’s Secret model. I would like to try these shorts, but I wish they would expand their product line to include capri or ankle length versions as well.
I’ll pass that on b/c they are very concerned about what their customers want/like.
I have Aspaeris Pivot Shorts in black and navy. I love both colors and so, so comfortable. I also would like to see the line expand to include tights and capris. Size Long is valued! Cute way to wear white Pivot shorts under a skirt like Amanda does in the photos.
Training for Disney princess half and hopefully doing ragnar Madison/Chicago!!!! Id love to win a pair of shorts
These would be awesome to have
I’d love a pair of these! I know how much you like them and can’t wait to try them out!
I love these shorts and could use another pair in another color. Can’t have too many pairs, right?
I’ve had my eye on a pair of these for a while, but the price has kept me from buying them. I hate to spend a lot of money on something I haven’t actually tried out. Which makes it hard for me to buy new things. I’d love to win so that I could test them though!
thanks for offering the giveaway! this would be so nice for my poor, sore hips!
I would love to try these! I like them on FB too!
My ass would look smokin’ hot in these! 🙂
I’ve been hearing about these shorts for the past few months and have not gotten around to ordering a pair. If I don’t win, I may be using that discount code!
i’ve definitely been wanting to try a pair of these, since I first heard about them on another bloggers site.
Would love to win these! Trying to come back from a hip injury!!
I would love a pair!
Would love to try these shorts for my 2013 running goals.
I loooooove these shorts. I wear them all the time and bought some as a gift for Christmas for someone on my list. 🙂 I’ve liked them on Facebook already.
These would be awesome for recovery and for long runs!
I would love another pair!! I really enjoy these shorts and would love them in another color. 🙂
I would love to win these!
These sound amazing! I am getting a pair right now!
I’ve been wanting a pair of these for so long! Might have to take advantage of that discount code…