So we were driving through Illinois a few weeks back for my wife's high school reunion and stopped for gas at a truck stop, and I saw these---Blair's Death Rain Habanero Potato Chips. I love spicy food so I had to get them. Besides, the bag said "Feel Alive," and "America's #1 Potato Chip." These chips were so dangerous that when I paid for them the cashier even said "you know those chips are very hot right?" Duh. That's why I'm buying them. You should see this company's web site, they have tons of other super hot foods, and they are apparently in the Guiness Book for hottest product ever created. Anyway, I waited until we got home to try them, and when I did, I could barely even eat one. They were that hot. You know how most chips you can snack on while watching the ball game. Not these. You eat one and it takes you 10 minutes of recovery and drinking water before you can have another. So, I tempted my kids and wife to try some (they wouldn't, the chickens), and then I took them to work and dared all my co-workers to try them. It was a hit, and I ended up giving them all away.
Speaking of giveaways, here are my Wrightsocks that I am sure many of you also recieved through the Runners Lounge giveaway. I tried them out this week, and I really like them. I love that on the package it says "anti-blister system." I've never heard of socks that can totally prevent blisters, but that would be great if these did.
The folks at Anti-Monkey Butt Powder contacted me about trying their product. While mostly used to prevent chaffing for bikers, they are expanding their market to runners. It helps absorb excess sweat and reduce frictional skin irritation. The first question I asked the company was if this could be a replacement for something like Body Glide, and they said "yes, it works to prevent and cure chafing anywhere--you can powder your shoes and running shorts before putting them on, and it works great for the inner thigh or feet."
The funny thing is that this product has shown up in our white elephant gift exchange for the last 4 years, but I don't think anyone has ever tried it. It just has a funny name. While there is something that seems strange about putting powder on your clothes/skin for chaffing (almost like powdering a baby's butt), I do want to give this a try, and I am waiting until my foot injury heals and I can get back on the road to running to see if this can truly replace Body Glide.
Our team (the Dream Team) at work had our best mileage week yet, and surged into the lead for our Walking to Cooperstown challenge. If we keep up the pace, we could complete our goal in 2-3 weeks, well ahead of schedule.