Some products are just fun, right, heifers? I mean, nobody wakes up excited to get to test out new toothpaste, right? (Or do they? If they do - please let me know - that's kind of not my thing and maybe I've not yet discovered the toothpaste of the 'cool people.')
But... some products kind of intrigue you and make you think, "HMM!" This is one of them. I'm new-ish to running. About 4 years in. I learn new things every single day. Some are good, some are bad. This one is good. So so good.
Running through the winter (well, and I know a HUGE percentage of you heifers are up in C (eh) N (eh) D (eh)... and laugh at what this heifer calls winter...but.... humor me) is rough.
Many of you run through some seriously cold winter weather. I run through #weatherweenie weather here in Phoenix, in the winter. My nose runs. I sweat. I cry. It's never pretty. I wonder why I wake up in the dark to go run because my fingers go numb (in 50' .... don't judge)....
And let's talk about running during the summer. Are you KIDDING me ?? In Phoenix? Summer temperatures often exceed 115' and are downright ugly. And to be fair and honest, just like every news source on Cable TV, I sweat. Like a dude. Like a really sweaty, sweat-drenched dripping wet sweaty dude. It's not pretty. It's embarrassing. My friends running alongside me BARELY break a sweat and I'm covered, head to toe, in my glistening disgusting heifer-sparkle. It's nasty. Truly. Disgusting. Aren't you glad I'm sharing? Ok good. I mean we're all friends here, right? Is nothing sacred and private? (no, not here in the HeiferHood - we gotta discuss these things sometimes, just trust me)
My buddy Ryan (Founder, Yanky Sport Hanky) came up with this amazing product. It's a Yanky Hanky. I call it all kinds of other rhyme'y things - but here's the dealio: you clip it to your pants, or your shirt, or your running belt, and it is the perfect hanky to wipe your sweat with. Gone are the days of snotty sleeves (come ON you guys - you all do it), sweat in your eyes, and unwiped tears of joy after a PR on your favorite race course.
What's this gloriousness made of, you ask? It's actually a blend of cotton and bamboo. It's SUPER-soft, like your baby blanky... a yanky hanky blanky! See how I did that?
Anyway - so soft. I want to sleep with mine. Except I have it in the washing machine right now, because, sweat.
They come in every single color you could want. They don't bounce against your body like you'd think (I took mine out for a run yesterday, fully expecting to be annoyed as heck, with something bouncing next to my body) No bouncing to be bothered by. For real. It has a little pull-cord that you use to pull on it and extend it up to your face, etc... and then you just *POOF,* like Elsa, and LET IT GO.... and it glides quietly back into place.
I really wasn't sure about it because, like I said - it's something that has to hang off my body or my belt, etc... but after using it a few times, I'm sold. No more wiping your nose, your eyes, your sweat on your sleeve. And on summer days, let's face it - we run in tank tops, don't we? Nothing to even wipe with except our brand new Hanky Panky Spanky Yanky Hanky. Or something like that.
I really like this product. Ryan has great customer service, too. When I emailed him a question, guess what happened? I didn't get an AUTO REPLY thanking me for my interest and asking me for my email address, my mother's maiden name, my heifer hoofprint, and my kids' social security numbers. I received a very quick response, a friendly response at that. He's genuinely interested in his customers and it shows.
Get one. They're THAT cool.