Tuesday, October 22, 2013

#Crazy4Running Part 2 ( featuring Lunatik Athletiks Compression GIVEAWAY)

Happy Feet in the Netherlands's
1st GiveAway
via Lunatik Athletiks @IamLNTK

a milestone :)
(Please read the background story of this giveaway, here : #Crazy4Running Part 1)

Hello, everyone!

My apologies for the late update on this giveaway.  The preparations for the Amsterdam half-marathon have occupied my mind for the past weeks.

The short summary of my third consecutive TCS Amsterdam Marathon : I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


After the race, proudly showing off my bling
my goodie bag from VIVA

Bubye InjuryVille

Finally, successfully left InjuryVille, and had a blast running my first Amsterdam Half Marathon.

I have to say, I am crazy over my Lunatik Athletiks compression socks!!! I think, I would not have survived this half-marathon without them*.  My feet and legs were strong during the race, and two days after the race.

From this point on I will only run with compression socks!  Most importantly wear them during recovery period.

My experience using Lunatik Athletiks compression socks has been very positive, and it convinced me of the value of using them not only for long distance running but using them while cross training with my bike.

Since I have them, I noticed the huge difference on the quality of how I perform*, when I don't have them on. Obviously, I am thoroughly convinced with the benefits of compression socks.

My Bike Adventures can be found
@ The Lightness of Being on the Bike

Hopefully, those who are considering preparing for their marathons will read this blog and profit from my experience.
A collage documenting the summary of
my Amsterdam Marathon Adventures

Detailed recap* of this marathon will still follow. As well as the story during the time of training using the compression socks.

For now, an update on the  Lunatik Athletiks Compression Socks Giveaway!

Women's Compression socks @ Lunatik Athletiks

Lunatik Athletiks has a also a wide array of  other products besides compression socks
Men's Compression socks @ Lunatik Athletiks

GiveAway Entries

There are many entries, and I have to say I am a bit overwhelmed because some entered with  varying multiple accounts, some have not followed the steps properly (i.e claim entries without actually following the steps) and some I am not quiet sure, if they are simply newbie users or spammers. :(

No worries! I'm sorting through them carefully, and only legitimate entries will qualify.

I've attempted to contact many participants to remind them to follow the steps properly

Sadly, I won't have time to do this (contacting every individual participant!)  anymore because the next race is coming soon, and I have to concentrate on my training.

from the Amsterdam Half Marathon
the 30th Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen


So, I've decided, to sort out the legitimate participants from the spammers, I'll have to change the rules of the giveaway.

As consolation to those who have followed the steps properly, and will be affected by the GiveAway rule changes,  there will be 15 % off discount from Lunatik Athletiks offered to participants, and Happy Feet in the Netherlands followers, who will purchase their products.

Thank you so much to Kelly (of Lunatik Athletiks!)  for this generosity!

Please, get in touch with me via email: happyfeetinthenetherlands@yahoo.nl for the discount code.

GiveAway Rule Changes

What will be the changes? The official way to enter is still through the Rafflecopter below: a Rafflecopter giveaway

But it will be through the sponsor's discretion and mine, who will qualify and win.  And not only based through the number of entries.

Participants can share via Twitter and  FB with legitimate accounts, only once a day (spamming will be disqualified!).

Entries claimed but not validated, will be disqualifed (i.e. you claim to like the FB page or follow on Twitter but have not upon checking, will be disqualified). Only confirmed entries count.

This is just to be fair to those who took and take time to correctly follow the steps in order to qualify and win!  

Two winners will still be chosen but it would no longer be one male and one female but could be two of both (i.e 2 males OR 2 females).  It depends on the efforts of the participants to follow the steps, so that they can qualify and win.

If you are unsure or have questions please contact me via email or via a PM on Happy Feet in the Netherlands FB page.

Good luck to all! Thank you for participating & Happy running!

His and Hers compression socks!


  1. I love my compression socks!! :) #Crazy4Running

  2. Compression socks are so expensive!! :-( I wish they were more affordable.

    You look so cute in yours!

    1. Yes, I agree that compression socks are pricey.

      So, I was very happy to find out that the ones from Lunatik Athletiks are not only stylish but affordable (i.e. for the design and it's function, they are compression socks I will invest in) as well.

  3. I'm trying mine on my next long run! Congrats on your finish!!

    1. Hope you had fun with them, as much as you did!

      And thanks! I am still riding the high of finishing my first half after resting from my injury. :)

  4. Sounds like they are great #Crazy4Running

  5. Hi Joanna! Those are some crazy sassy awesome Hot Rockin' Dots Lunatik socks! I am coveting them for my LONG Canadian (ultra?)marathon training runs this winter... Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

    1. And thank you for participating, Michelle!

      Tomorrow the raffle will be held and the winners will be announced shortly after. :) Good luck!


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