Yesterday I ran 9 miles, but between the first 4 miles and the second part of 5 miles, I had one of these instead of a Gu:
|Why doesn't Gu have a glazed doughnut flavor?|
Another example: I like to think of myself as a "Fun Mommy", but that doesn't stop me from getting this face a LOT:
|Where are my cookies woman?|
On a similar slant, when I ask a company to let me review their product for the blog, I anticipate enjoying that product. I would never ask to review or agree to review something I know I'd hate or wouldn't use, like a juicer or chia seeds.
Tommie Copper sent me calf compression sleeves to review for the blog. I already own CEP brand compression sleeves and I love them, so I thought this would be a good fit for a review. Also, I had read other bloggers' review of the product and they all raved about it. I'm either more picky or more honest in my reviews.
|Well, they LOOK like compression sleeves|
My dissatisfaction with these calf sleeves is two fold:
- Where's the compression? This was the same amount of compression you'd get from a pair of pantyhose. The company says these are so comfortable that you can wear them all the time, which might be true, but it would be because they aren't actually compressing your calf.
- Skin irritations. These sleeves have a scratchy tag in the back and a seam that runs down the back. I wore these for a 9 mile run and that seam chafed and irritated me the whole time. I couldn't wait to take those things off!
|The Tag of Annoyance|
|Seam mark left on my leg|
I was surprised at how something that didn't even feel tight could rub and irritate my skin like that. It wasn't just when I ran wearing them either, I also noticed it when I wore them for recovery after a long run.
I hardly ever read negative reviews on blogs, which either means that people just don't post reviews if they hate the product, or they feel obligated to rave about a product provided to them. Luckily for you all, I don't sugar coat so you know you can trust my reviews. :)
No giveaway for this review, even though I'm sure my review is making you itch to get a pair (get it, itch? Haha).
I appreciate my CEP compression sleeves even more now. They might be pricey, but they are worth it. I'd like a CEP bodysuit. :)
What's something that everyone else liked that you didn't? I feel that way about cream cheese. Everyone seems to like it, but I can't stand it and that includes cheesecake.