But first an update. Shoulder and neck are about 95% back to normal. (Thank God for Chiropractors!) And the 20 mile run is in and done. And yes, it was done on the treadmill which makes me a rock star…or completely insane. But since a fair number of rock stars seem to have in fact completely lost their mind (think Brittney Spears a year or so ago), I feel the term aptly applies.
My sister and mom on the other hand, prefer to consider it something of CIA undercover spy training. In the unfortunate case of my capture by our enemies, should they chose torture by treadmill, I would not break. No sir. They would get no sensitive intelligence from me. However, it was duly noted that should my captors wisely choose to offer me chocolate I would of course be forced to comply and squeal like a pig ;-)
But onto the sunscreen…
When I was offered the chance to test out and review Scape, I jumped on it. I’m a massive sweater (to be discussed in a future post. Aren’t you so excited?) with the uncanny ability to sweat off just about anything. But a sunscreen developed by an endurance athlete? Oh yeah baby, sign me up. SPF 50+. Waterproof. Sweatproof. Noncomedogenic. Vitamin E & Antioxidants. Sounds good right?
So they sent me the lotion and the lip balm and I tested them both out on an 18 mile run. The first thing I noticed about the lotion is that it’s thick and I don’t know why that seems like a good thing, but it just does. Like somehow the thickness would make it stay on better or form an impenetrable force field that the suns rays could just not pierce.
There’s no weird sunblocky fragrance. There is a fragrance, but it’s very mild and doesn’t make you smell like you just left a tanning bed or something (not really sure why you’d wear sunblock to a tanning bed anyway, but I think you get my point).
Now, I’d already been running outside quite a bit, so I’ve got a nice (runner’s) tan going on which makes it highly unlikely that I’d get burnt (it’s just the way I am. But don’t worry I still wear sunblock anyway). So to fairly and accurately test out this product, I had to pull out the big gun (this is how much I love you all). I bared that blinding white rarely see the sun belly and ran in just a sports bra. But wait…because that’s not all. What I did was wear my shirt for about 7 miles to see if it would rub the sunscreen off, THEN I took off my shirt and finished the run.
Results? No sunburn. No running in my eyes. I’m sold.
And the lip balm? Goes on nice and smooth and flat out just feels good on your lips. Thumbs up on this one too!
“Sunscreen worked great. Stayed on during the entire 8 mile run. Sweat did not wash it into my eyes. Very waterproof.”
“Funscreen- Thumbs up- Just to let you all know, I am the whitest person EVER and have been known to get sunburned on a cloudy day. I used it before my 18 miler in the Great Sahara (of Michigan) and did not get sunburnt, not even when my run went horribly wrong and I cut my run SIX miles short and basically laid on a big hill and attempted to get a "suntan" while I waited for my husband to finish.”
So who wants some? Scape was nice enough to send me a second care package of sunscreen AND the lip balm to give out to one lucky reader. (Thank-you very much Scape!). So let’s have ourselves another little giveaway shall we? You all probably know the drill by now, but just in case somebody new is out there, let’s review what you need to do to enter. And in honor of blog reader Tracy, I shall tell you BEFORE you get to the methods of entry that you only need to leave me one comment instead of individual comments to let me know each way you’re entering. Think of it as my little gift to you :-)
1. Become a follower of this blog or let me know you already are one via the comments.
- Follow Scape on Twitter
- Follow me on Twitter
- Tweet about this contest
- Add Scape as a friend on Facebook
- Become a Secrets of a Running Mom fan on Facebook
- Suggest Secrets of a Running Mom to some of your FB friends
- Update your Facebook status about this contest
- Join me on the Daily Mile
- Add me to your blog roll
- Blog about this contest
- Send me something funny to post under Grins & Giggles at email@example.com (family friendly please)
And as always if you are already a FB fan, Twitter follower, Daily Mile friend, or I’m on your blog roll, just let me know. That counts too. Same if you are following Scape or a friend of Scape on FB. All entries must be received by Thursday, August 5th at 11:59:59 PM. I’ll announce the winner on Friday, August 6th.
P.S. Don’t forget there’s still time to enter the giveaway for a running head band too! Click here for details.