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Disclosure: Zensah sent me the calf sleeves used in this project and are providing a set to give away to a reader.? I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions about Zensah (they ROCK) are my own.

If you’ve been around here you’ll see a constant in my racing pictures: I almost always wear a Headsweats visor and a pair of Zensah calf sleeves.? You can see some of my costumes here.


No, I’m not a sponsored athlete (though they sure would get their advertising money worth since I’m on the course for a long time! ha!)

I am just? a huge fan of both products.

I learned about compression products sometime after my 2nd half marathon.? I wanted to help with recovery after my halves since my legs were always hurting.? I immediately bought multiple sets to see which brand worked best.

Hands down, Zensah became my go-to calf sleeve.

Compression works for me: during the race and after.? I credit the sleeves to never EVER having calf pain anymore after a race.

And hey, if they are good enough for elite athletes like Kara Goucher, then I’m sure they are good enough for me!

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Zensah wanted to show that “plain” doesn’t have to mean boring.

They suggested taking a pair of their sleeves from #WhiteToBright and I was up for the challenge!

I had a costume planned and knew I’d use white calf sleeves.? This was a perfect project for my Star Wars Half Marathon Rebel Pilot costume.


First I cut out my image.? I used a brown paper grocery bag to make the stencil.


I just used a sharpie to outline it.

It worked ok, but there may be an easier way to get the image on the sleeve.

Then I filled it in with red glitter glue.

IMG_7522 If I was to do this again, I’d do a few things differently.

I’d probably first put the sleeves on something to stretch them out a bit.? Maybe a hair spray can or large cup.? When you see the sleeves on, you’ll see that the glitter didn’t look quite as red after it stretched out on my leg!

I’d also start with base paint of red, and then add the glitter.? I think it would have created a brighter red effect than what my end result was.

Don’t get me wrong- I loved the way they turned out and they looked good on.? But I really wanted a pop of red and don’t think just glitter was enough!

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One of the Rebel Pilots I took a picture with said they LOVED the sleeves.? Even the 501st was impressed!

How would you make your Zensahs go from #WhiteToBright?? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Giveaway details: ? Zensah wants to give you the opportunity to go from #WhiteToBright.? I’m giving away one set of Zensah calf sleeves (in white) to the winner of the drawing.? Enter via the Rafflecopter (US residents only please).? Contest ends on January 25th at midnight.

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Michelle M

Sunday 25th of January 2015

Love me some Zensah's! I was a CEP girl until I found these. All I can say is Ahhh!


Sunday 25th of January 2015

This is a great idea! I'd either dye mine or I'd decorate them with the Wonder Woman logo.


Saturday 24th of January 2015

These would be perfect to draw puzzle pieces on for the autism run in april!

Sadie B.

Saturday 24th of January 2015

I would use these to make a great Leprechaun outfit for my March race.

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