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product review: snot spot

so this pamphlet for a quite unusual product was in my goodie bag last month at the high desert 50k. as i went through the contents of the bag in my hotel room, like a kid opening christmas presents, the yellow piece of paper gave me a good laugh. how do people come up with such ideas? anyway, at the end of the race the next day, they had small prizes for every runner. my prize was a bottle of succeed caps and a snot spot! it sat in my running box for almost a month, until i decided to give it a try yesterday on the octrailrunners 12-mile run through o’neill regional park.
as stated on the pamphlet, snot spot is a fleece nose wiper. well, i do suffer from “runner’s nose”, that annoying drip during runs, especially in colder temperatures. the fleece is really soft, so it doesn’t irritate the skin as when using a wrist band or your shirt sleeve. and most importantly, it does work. i was able to keep the drip under control throughout the entire run, and when i got home i hand washed it in warm water and let it dry. ready for the next snotty run! the only complaint i have is that the one-size-fits-most is too large to fit women’s hands and wrists, but that won’t keep me from using it.

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  • JohnF January 2, 2007, 6:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. Some of my training group were just discussing how to handel this situation, now we have a solution.

  • angie's pink fuzzy January 2, 2007, 8:04 pm


  • Charlie Nickell January 2, 2007, 10:00 pm

    I prefer using Wendy’s shirt when she is not paying attention.

  • Sarah January 2, 2007, 10:24 pm

    I’ve become a snot rocket pro. But I can see how that would come in handy too….

  • Journey to a Centum January 3, 2007, 5:22 am

    The Snot Spot looks handy as a hankie! Welcome #397 to the Marathon Maniacs Nattie!


  • matt January 3, 2007, 7:51 am

    i think it is just kind of cool as a fashion statement. i want to get one to wear a la michael jackson in the early 80s.

    something about running with a snot-covered one finger glove that freaks me out, though.

  • OCRunnerGirl January 3, 2007, 5:36 pm

    That’s awesome. Thanks for the review. I too have a nose running problem. Wiping my nose my gloves just isn’t right?!?!?!
    Nice to see you posting again Nattie. I hope all is well. See you soon.

  • swibirun January 6, 2007, 1:34 am

    That is such a cool thing! We cyclists just use the back of our gloves with the terry cloth lining:)

    Have a great weekend!

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