Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Try it Tues: Scape Sunscreen GIVEAWAY!

Before I get into my Scape Sunscreen review (spoiler alert - it is awesome) I wanted to speak a bit about my Tempo run this morning. First, let me say, I HATE tempo runs. I am not sure what it is about them probably the pressure on my colon but I am not a fan. This morning however I NAILED my tempo run. I did 8 miles with the middle 6 at 6:47 pace.

When I was training for a half marathon, I'd do less tempo miles (3 or 4) but would do them at 10k pace. Now that I am focusing specifically on the marathon, I'll do more miles (5 or 6) but at half marathon pace. This is why I am 100% a fan of naked 5K runs training for a specific race.

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After I got up this morning and ran, I flipped on the news only to hear that the UV index today was 11. ELEVEN! Now, I don't know who the hell decided that the scale of how much the sun is going to burn your eyeballs out should be from 1 to 11 instead of 1 to 10, but either way.....today, Phoenix is pegging the shit out the that scale.

Turns out, during the summer, it is hot in Phoenix.  On a scale of 1 to 6, the temperature in Phoenix generally reaches 5.5. (Look at me! I'm a scientist.)  When the UV index is that high, you have to protect your skin.  If you don't, you'll turn into either a lobster or a leather faced cowboy.  Both awesome in their own right, but not when they are staring back at you when you look into the mirror.

This guy won't regret this at ALL


Enter: Scape Sunscreen. While most sunscreens are either greasy or slimy, Scape is neither. In fact, Scape is specifically built for athletes. While some sunscreens actually trap body heat in your body, Scape is formulated to let your skin breath (while still offering SPF 50).

Probably the best thing is that since it is made for athletes, you don't have to be dry/sweat free to reapply. So you can carry some with you while on a bike ride and slap more on while you're peeing in the bushes (at least that is what I do).

When I wrote a review last year, I mentioned that I was a bit afraid of my pretty baby face and if the sunscreen would give me any zits. I am happy to report that it didn't!  Not only am I able to put it on my face, but it doesn't run into my eyes, ears, nose or mouth.  (Which is good, because while the stuff protects your body, it tastes like a combination of limes and swamp ass.  Note: Scape not for human consumption)

To prove that I actually use scape, here is a picture under my guest bathroom sink.  You can see a few things:
  • I have a bit of a germ problem since there are 4 bottles of hand sanitizer in the back
  • Pepto is still pink, and still makes me gag thinking about it
  • The yellow bottle of Scape sunscreen is right up front within close range.


Overall I like Scape Sunscreen and really try to put this on before each of my long runs over 2 hrs.  So the Scape Sunscreen gets my seal of approval. I actually did buy this stuff when my free samples ran out and will continue to buy it as long as the UV Index goes up to 11.



So, since it is the start of summer for us northern hemisphere folks (sorry readers in Australia, New Zealand, etc - I know that there are a few of you!), Scape gave me an Athlete pack (pictured above) to give away to my readers! Here's what you do to enter to win some sweet sunscreen - a $30 value!!! Comment for each entry you do. Like I say for every contest I do, I don't have those freaking ANNOYING word verification dealies, so extra comments take you about 2 seconds.
  • Follow my blog +1
  • Follow me on Twitter Here
  • Retweet this: "Check out www.TheBoringRunner.com for @TheBoringRunner Scape Sunscreen giveaway!” +1
  • Post this contest on your blog, twitter, FB, Daily Mile, fridge door (picture required), call your mom, whatever +1 for each!!
  • Answer this question: Do you ACTUALLY put on sunscreen when you are running?  You should.
It is as easy as that!! Get as many entries as you can before Saturday May 28 - just in time for Memorial Day (in the US)!
Got these for free (and so can you! Why are you reading this down here?? You're seriously wasting time when you could be entering more times. Did you call your mom??)

141 comments:

Julie (A Case of the Runs) said...

I always use sunscreen before running or going out in general (different types for eahc, though!). All it takes for me is to see young-ish women with wrinkly faces and sun spots to get me to do it. Also, I had a mysterious spot on my shoulder removed/biopsied a few years ago.. enough to scare me!

misszippy said...

I love SCAPE AND I love tempo runs. What's wrong with you? ; )

I follow

misszippy said...

Posting on my blog

misszippy said...

I DO put on sunscreen before I run. I'm old and have enough wrinkles; don't need more!

bobbi said...

I follow!

Christine said...

I already follow your blog = best work break ever!

Christine said...

Twitter- lets not get crazy, not my scene. Posted this on my FB and my fitness blog.

bobbi said...

As pale as I am, I am really bad about putting on sunscreen before I run. I spent most of last summer running predawn, so I'm not used to running when the sun is actually out. I had a hella burn after chicago last year as a result :(

Christine said...

No, I don't put sunscreen on when I run, why? Because I enjoy running at night and during the day I don't think about it or I forget (fail)! However, I'm a big believer in sunscreen when laying out.

pthomas said...

I follow!

pthomas said...

I know I should but I don't put sunscreen on before I run. I sweat like a pig and the stupid stuff always runs in my eyes, then I can't see because they burn and I end up falling and hurting myself in some way. Maybe if I had some cool new sunscreen to try I would!

Katie said...

I follow your blog!

Katie said...

I posted on DailyMile

Katie said...

I wear sunscreen ... sometimes. Like when it's during the day (not early in the morning) and I know I'll be out for more than ~30 min or so. I especially wear it while biking. Maybe because I bike for longer durations than I run...
And for those that don't win this spectacular giveaway, I found a sunscreen that doesn't run and is spf 70 (I needed it to cover some scars/ new skin after road rash)-- Neutrogena Ultimate Sport: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=neutrogena+spf+70&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=12934518331760720891&sa=X&ei=ZkXdTb2RBom6tge269y5Dw&ved=0CEEQ8wIwAQ&biw=1366&bih=643#

Christi said...

I follow your blog and I follow you on twitter. Yes, I use sunscreen before I workout. Please enter me in the contest!

Thanks!

Yakov said...

I always use sunscreen! Skin cancer runs in my family and I'd like to avoid the turkey wattle neck as long as I can. So I use Scape on my face and cheaper spray stuff on my legs and arms.

Lesser is More said...

I follow your blog and I use sunscreen if I am going on a long run or if the UV Index is particularly high (I know I should use it always, but that extra step always zaps some motivation to just get out the door)...though I don't think I've ever seen an 11!

Sean and Rain Gowens said...

Does it make your face all white?? I use sunscreen every run....but my face is always white :(

Kat said...

It hasn't been sunny enough yet to warrant sunscreen (read: I'm still rocking long sleeves and pants) but I will when it gets warmer.

Christina said...

I've been wanting to try this but have never seen it in a store. Do PICK ME!

Kat said...

Also, I follow you on here

Kat said...

and on twitter

Christina said...

I sometimes wear sunscreen...more in the summer but really it should be worn year round.

Kat said...

Posted on twitter (@pedalfastergo) even with a hashtag!

Kat said...

Also, I told my coworker about this. And I'm leaving another comment to say that if I am somehow miraculously picked (seriously, I don't post pictures of myself in direct sunlight...Edward doesn't sparkle like I do), I'll be away from email for the weekend.

TiGi said...

I would be much better at wearing sunscreen when I run (and ride) in Phoenix if I had that sweet athlete pack!

I follow.

Kandi said...

I follow your blog.

Kandi said...

I am now a follower on twitter @atomickandi

Suza said...

I follow your blog :)

Suza said...

I follow (creep) you on twitter :)

Kandi said...

I wear sunscreen (its in my face lotion) on my face but don't always remember for the rest. I will definitely have to remember for when I start marathon training though.

Suza said...

Nope, I don't use sunscreen when I run because I usually run in the evenings/after dark/in the gym.

Kandi said...

I tweeted.

I'M Tri-ing said...

I(stalk)follow your blog!

Randy said...

I follow your blog

Randy said...

I follow you on twitter @javaonline

Randy said...

To answer the question, no i don't put on sunscreen, but most of my runs in the sun are in the morning before the sun rises.

Pritch said...

I already follow you blog

Pritch said...

I now follow you on twitter

Pritch said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog

Pritch said...

I retweeted your give away

Pritch said...

No I don't use sunscreen...my mom would be so disappointed with me.

canyoncairns said...

I follow your blog!

canyoncairns said...

I follow you on twitter too. :)

canyoncairns said...

I even tweeted about your giveaway. https://twitter.com/#!/kattehcat/status/73478201178996736

canyoncairns said...

I put on sunscreen for my run on Sunday, but it's the first time so far this year.

I burn like nobody's business (I've been there with the blisters, Mr. Second Degree sunburn - that was a sucky way to end my Hawaii trip and celebrate my 23rd birthday) and NEED something that won't drive me nuts when I'm running (or living). It sounds like Scape and I could be best buds this summer.

PS - I'm in IL where we get bad heat and wicked humidity. We peaked at 124 heat index last year.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I wear SPF 110.

No, seriously.

Not while I'm running of course. Only when my husband forces me to put it on. God I hate wearing sunscreen. HATE IT. I mean, sure, skin cancer is worse, but sunscreen sucks flaming monkey balls.

I usually run after work. SOmeone told me once that later in the day you're less likely to get burnt because of the angle of the sun. I'm sure it's a lie, but I pretend like it works anyway.

I usually wear sunscreen during races, because, yeah, stuck out in the mid day sun for too long, leads to Lobster Rose.

I suppose I'll enter, though, to humor you. So, I follow your blog. Well, I did, but then you got a restraining order because of the creepy messages I kept spelling out on your door in blood. Whoops.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Um, that's probably the most fucked up blog comment I've ever posted. I had too much soda today.

Michelle said...

I follow your blog

Michelle said...

I linked this giveaway on my blog.

Michelle said...

I'm not very good about remembering to wear sunscreen - usually only think about it in the dead of summer...instead of year-round.

Kristin said...

I rarely wear sunscreen. In the past, it has run down into my eyes, burning them. This stuff sounds great though.

Kristin said...

I also follow your blog.

Katie said...

I need sunscreen please! I follow your blog.

Katie said...

I also follow you on Twitter!

Katie said...

I wear sunscreen when I remember to look outside and verify that it's sunny. I live in Minnesota and we've been having some nice cloudy weather for running so I've been a little lax :-)

Kristi said...

I'm a follower!

Kristi said...

I linked to your giveaway on my blog.

Kristi said...

I do wear sunscreen when I run- but pretty much only if I'm going out for more than an hour. I should be more diligent about it... I know!

Karen said...

I follow you.

Karen said...

I wear sunscreen if it's actually light out when I run. But I do most of my running before the sun comes up.

ozone3 said...

I'm a follower!! :)

ozone3 said...

I'm an early morning runner (starting at approx. 4:30 a.m.) so I don't have to use it then. But, when I'm in races starting in the sun, I definitely wear it.

RunningLaur said...

man, i need more sunscreen. especially travel sized. ugh.

(follow)

RunningLaur said...

also, follow twitter

RunningLaur said...

and i'm like a 50/50 on putting on sunscreen for runs.
I KNOW. fail.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow on twitter

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I tweeted

Ironmom (Julie) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am a follower of your blog.

Ironmom (Julie) said...

I also follow you on Twitter.

Dina said...

I follow you.

Dina said...

I follow you on twitter.

Ironmom (Julie) said...

And I always use sunscreen, but usually badly, always missing a weird-shaped bit of arm or neck. Oops.

Dina said...

I tweeted.

Dina said...

I always put sunscreen on. Living in Central Florida, the sun here is serious business and I don't want my skin to look like leather when I'm 50.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

OMG can I please win this? I was about to drive 1.5 hours to the nearest retailer before my 70.3 because I want THIS!! I didn't. I suck. I need it!!

Follow you on twitter yo!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Follow your blog. Duh....

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

i DO use sun screen every time I go out for a run or swim! I am starting to worry about my skin in my old age! but I use the crappy banana boat kind and it is not made for for long runs, long bike rides or lap swimming.

ajh said...

I am a follower.

ajh said...

I am the sunscreen queen.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Hit you up on twitter and tweeted this!! @5milesPastEmpty

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Oh and I follow you on Twitter!! yay!!

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

I'm glad you're taking your Midol; it makes you so much nicer to be around.

Laurie said...

I am a follower. And have been wanting to try this stuff but am too lazy to look for it and too cheap to pay for it.

Laurie said...

And if announcing whether or not we use sunscreen really earns an extra entry, I do some of the time. Usually delicous-smelling spray-on Banana Boat 35 or 50 designed for sweating. Although it stings like a mofo if you put it on your face.

Chris said...

I follow your blog

Chris said...

I follow you on twitter as @stickyprints

Chris said...

tweet http://twitter.com/#!/stickyprints/status/73593661664935937

ShebaJC said...

Follower!

ShebaJC said...

I follow you on Twitter

ShebaJC said...

Tweeted @shebajc

ShebaJC said...

Added to my blog sidebar
http://thankfulthornshaveroses.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

I am REALLY bad about remembering sunscreen...

ShebaJC said...

I usually do NOT put sunscreen on when I run, mainly because I haven't found one that doesn't make me feel like crawling out of my skin as soon as I get outside. I don't do overheating well, and sunscreen always makes me feel I'm wrapped in cellophane or something.

Luckily, I haven't burned from this practice. Yet.

Kate said...

I follow your blog.

Kate said...

I follow you on twitter. (and survived the tornadoes in my area tonight)

Kate said...

One nice thing about being a girl is that my moisturizer and makeup both have sunscreen in them. I generally also put on sunscreen in the summer. I'm not so good about it during the cooler months.

Sue's Ramblings said...

i follow your blog

Sue's Ramblings said...

i don't use sunscreen...and i really should...probably too late now

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I follow

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

I linked to your giveaway on my blog

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Typically, I like to be done with my runs early enough that I don't need sunblock. But when I know the sun will be out, I do put it on my face.

Stephanie Anne said...

I follow you!

Stephanie Anne said...

Sometimes I put sunscreen on... bad I know!

Stephanie Anne said...

posting to my blog

Hi! I'm Erin said...

I wear sunscreen on my face....

And sometimes my shoulders....

Never my legs. I have an AWESOME shorts tan line by the end of the summer.

Hi! I'm Erin said...

Oh, I also follow your blog.

sandi said...

I follow your blog. I do use sunscreen when I run. Unfortunately in Wisconsin this year we are still waiting for some warm weather. It is the end of May and today it is raining, windy and about 50 degrees.

C2Iowa said...

I follow of course.

C2Iowa said...

I apply sunscreen every chance i can - I must (md orders)

C2Iowa said...

You did not explain the midol under the cabinet..................interesting. ha ha

SupermomE12 said...

I follow your blog

SupermomE12 said...

I don't twitter...tweet.... twat??? whatever... but I posted on my blog. :)
http://seemomrunfar.blogspot.com/

SupermomE12 said...

I put on sunscreen when I run in hours in which the sun is up. Most days that isn't the case. :)

Al's CL Reviews said...

I follow the blog.

Al's CL Reviews said...

I'm a dumbass and constantly forget to put on sunscreen.

Brian said...

I already follow your blog.

Brian said...

And I DO use sunscreen, except at night, when I use moonscreen.

Christina said...

I posted the giveaway on my sidebar.

Run Jess Run said...

I follow your blog.

Run Jess Run said...

I follow you on Twitter (@runjessrun99).

Run Jess Run said...

I tweeted about your giveaway.

Run Jess Run said...

I don't normally use sunscreen when I run although now I think I will. I ran 4 miles on Sunday afternoon and it was the first warm, sunny day we've had here. Before I got in the shower, I looked at my back and I had some pretty awesome tanlines from my tank.

tahoegirl said...

I totally follow

tahoegirl said...

I wear sunscreen on my face everyday, but I have issues with it when I run. I really need something that will help prevent my tanstache from progressing this summer! So far nothing has helped because I SWEAT so much on my upper lip. I'm desperate so if I don't win hopefully I can find Scape online somewhere.

tahoegirl said...

I don't tweet or facebook. Posted on my blog though.

tahoegirl said...

Posted on DM

tahoegirl said...

Posted on my bathroom mirror :O)

Shelly said...

I follow the blog.

Shelly said...

I'm telling all my athlete friends about the contest.

Shelly said...

I really DO wear sunscreen and I hate how it runs in my eyes after I begin to sweat. I'm excited to try this and see if doesn't sting like the others!

SSB said...

I follow your blog

SSB said...

I wear sunscreen all the time. at least I try to

SSB said...

I tweeted about your giveaway

SSB said...

I posted your give away to facebook

SSB said...

I told my training partners about your giveaway on our run this AM. Hopefully one of them will comment here.

runningonwords said...

I added your blog to my Google Reader.

runningonwords said...

Added you on Twitter (@wordstorunby).

runningonwords said...

Tweeted.

runningonwords said...

I use sunscreen for any run I do once the sun is up. I am a huge fan of sunscreen in general because I don't like cancer.