So, I’m home from our first stop (The Philadelphia Marathon) as a part of the Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol and since I’m writing this post it’s pretty obvious that I made it out of there alive. Well, just barely . . . I can barely walk today. And let me tell you, the girls are taking full advantage of this. those darn kids!
However, the fact that I I traveled 17 hours including a mechanical delay which threatened me from even getting to Philly on-time, slept for only 5 hours the night before the race, braved the freezing morning Philly temperature (well, it felt that way to me), and that I do not exercise at all . . . I’m pretty proud of myself for crossing the finish line without needing CPR. Even my ever-supportive husband said he had his doubts about my survival. great, now he tells me!
Meeting the Dry Skin Patrol & Vaseline Team
I always wonder if the people I work with online are really as nice in person. I mean, anyone can make themselves sound great on an email. However, every single person I met while on this tour stop was amazing. So much so that I feel like I’ve known them for years and it was really sad for me when it was time to say goodbye.
What really impressed me was that the Vaseline Team was professional when they needed to be but also everyday real people when it was time to relax. We talked about engagements, wedding plans, trips to Hawaii, first dates, and friendships. It made me feel so comfortable to be around them and I knew that they would be right there to support me if I fell (literally).
Luckily, I’ll be seeing most of them again on future tour stops and I can’t wait to hang out with them again. Unfortunately, this was the one and only time I would see Phil who was my savior as he tried to get me to Philly on-time despite all the setbacks. Hey, Phil . . . call me if you’re ever in Hawaii!
And of course, I now have two new BFFs . . . Michelle @ The Adventures of Supermom & Kari @ A Giveaway Addicted Mommy. Meeting these cool ladies was definitely one of the highlights of the tour. I really enjoyed hanging out with them and learning more about their amazing lives. This tour would not be the same without them.
My experience with Vaseline Intensive Rescue
One of the main reasons that I do not run . . . or jog . . . or even use a treadmill is that I always seem to suffer from shin splints within 5 minutes of starting. So when our running coach suggested that we rub some Vaseline Intensive Rescue on our shins in a downward motion, I had my doubts. However, during the entire 8k race my shins were pain-free! This made me think that maybe I will start exercising once the campaign is over.
I also used the Vaseline Intensive Rescue all over my body when I got ready for the race that morning just in case there were some close-up skin shots taken and I found that my skin felt great even in the freezing weather. I was a little worried since I know how my skin tends to get tight and itchy when exposed to unusually cold weather and the last thing I wanted was to be scratching my way to the finish line. Not very pretty. In fact, I didn’t even need to re-apply lotion later on in the day. My skin still looked and felt great! I just wished my feet, legs, and butt felt as good.
Spreading the word
While we were running up those famous stairs at the Philadelphia Museum pretending to be Rocky, a man came up to us and said that his wife suffers from dry skin. He asked if we could “rescue her”! How funny is that? So to her surprise and delight, the Dry Skin Patrol approached her and gave her some free samples of Vaseline Intensive Rescue. She was thrilled!
Then on my flight home, the male passenger sitting next to me asked why I had visited Philly. I explained to him that I was a part of the Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol and that we were filming at the Philadelphia Marathon. To my surprise, he said, “Vaseline Intensive Rescue? I use it all the time! I love it!” So I gave him a sample that I had in my bag and he asked for my autograph!
So what’s next?
Next stop . . . the Winternational Ski Competition in Aspen, Colorado this weekend. Yup, I leave again in 3 days! And since it will probably be just a tad bit colder there, it will be a great way to see how my skin holds up. I’m thinking I’m going to need to do a little shopping before then since my Hawaii winter clothes will probably just not cut it there. Especially since Glen won’t be there to give me his jacket! Thanks again, Glen!
To be honest, I’m so glad the Philadelphia stop is behind me. It’s the one event that I (and apparently the rest of my family) was worried about the most. Now I feel like I (and my skin) can conquer anything!
Follow along with the Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol as we attempt to deliver one million good skin days this Winter!
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