What’s a handana you say? Well, if you run (or do ANY other sports) and you sweat, as we ALL do, you probably need it. So many times I have said in a run “I am going to put a plug up my nose!!” that it’s ridiculous (well, I said tampon, but TMI, right?). My nose drips when I run, I don’t know why. It must be a common thing but just in case I checked with a doctor last year. Diagnosis: it’s no big deal. Ummm, I beg to differ mr “doctor“! In the Summer it’s not so bad, but in the winter I use my gloves, my sleeves, my jacket, everything!. I use them so much… emmm, TMI censure again!
Anyway, I need to wipe my nose constantly. I also sweat a lot… then I came across this:
emmm, do I REALLY need ONE MORE THING to add to my insane running apparel collection? I don’t. I do. I got it. Loved it. I put the Handana on its own when it’s hot and over sleeves or gloves when it’s not. It’s not too tight or too lose (there’s a sizing chart which worked perfectly for me), and omg the difference is night and day! My nose is not peeled anymore when I get back from wiping it so much, and it dries in seconds so you can use it like 30 times a minute. I used it for forehead sweat a few times too, over the nose sweat and it was great, but my nose has never been the same anymore.
I thought it’d bother me but I would forget it was there. If you sweat a lot, and a headband doesn’t do it, or if your nose drips like mine, you might have to try it. Also, while you’re at it,
Also checking the site, I came across the story on how the handana was born… Handana® was created by Katie Niemeyer as a solution to inefficient cotton sports wristbands she wrapped around her hands to wipe away sweat and nasal drip while running. As a Stevens-Johnson SJS survivor, her eyes were very sensitive, and she found it difficult to focus on training for her first marathon while sweat was dripping into and burning her eyes. That’s when Handana was born. The picture on that link will give you a CLEAR idea of why she needed it!!
And we’re doing a giveaway for a gift certificate for $10 towards your own Handana!
Every One of this counts as an entry, do as many as you’d like.
- Post below in the Comments why you’d like a Handana.
- Share on twitter a link to this review, and tell us why you want a #Handana.
- Post on your Facebook a link to the review, and tell us why you want a #Handana. A picture of why you’d like it (maybe a sign?? hint hint) would be fun!
- Post on Instagram a link to the review, and tell us why you want a #Handana! A picture of why you’d like it, or something sweaty, or whatever pic you think would work, would be great!
We’ll track the entries by the link to this post and the hashtag. You have until December 20 to play, and then the great people at Handana will randomly select a winner, and we’ll announce it all over the place! Good Luck!
I’d like a Handana because my face gets really sweaty (even the top of my nose). I could use the Handana to wipe it off.
I could DEFINITELY use it with my nasty sweat when I run, ha!
In the summer I am always getting sweat in my eyes and in the winter my nose is constantly running so I see the handana being useful year round for me.
My nose runs in the winter too. I’ve looked this up before online and they call it exercise-induced rhinitis.
I saw a doctor for my runny nose. I have chronic rhinitis, but it gets so much worse when I run!
And??? Can it be fixed???
I have used and abused my Handana! It’s time for a new one!
I don’t need to win the Handana but wanted to chime in that I have one and think it’s great.
Hey, I like your blog. I run mostly in Brooklyn, Bay Ridge, Coney Island, and Prospect in that order : )
I want to start running. Just had a baby, and if that isn’t motivation enough, then the handana would definitely fit the bill!
A handana in hand is worth two in the bush!
OMG I need this! My nose runs all the time too Ritz! I thought it was just me as no matter what I do, it will not stop leaking. We used those “TMI” things in wrestling to stop bloody noses and i thought of the exact same thing during my marathon. If they make these in non-girly colors, I need one!! Gracias Mamacita!
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