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
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??)