from mile to marathon

The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.
Lao-Tzu

Monday, March 26, 2007

aveda foot relief



It's a cool lotion. It's rich, and nourishing, and refreshing in a peppery way. Of course it's not going to take care of plantar fasciitis or anything of that sort. At best, we can lull our feet into a sense of false security.

I saw this kind of thing for the first time on Paris Parfait's
blog. Paris Parfait lives in Paris and loves antiques and she put up a French vintage clock for a chance drawing. Whoever would leave a comment on that post would have their name included, and she would ship it to the winner wherever he were.

I thought it was cool, but I did not leave a comment, since I don't like clocks. Time goes by without our monitoring it, and I do not believe too much in the essence of time anyhow.

A few weeks later, one night when plotting out my "big runs" over the oncoming week-ends interfered with my falling asleep, I dreamt or just envisioned putting an Aveda foot relief tube up for a drawing. In that half-conscious state between sleeping and waking, it seemed a great idea.

Fully awake, I am not so sure anymore. I mean to a certain extent it must be a gimmick of some kind. But my impulse that night was genuine, and I work for a salon & spa that uses Aveda products, and our poor mangled runners' feet could use some relief from time to time. A little massage, a gentle pampering, a skin-deep soothing at the very least.

So here I am. Whoever posts a comment on this entry between now and April 7th will be entered into a lot drawing. I'll have my boyfriend pick up the slip of paper from a bowl, if I manage to convince him to engage in such endeavor. Somewhere around 3 pm. And then I'll ship it to the winner, continental North America only please, otherwise postage is going to exceed the price of content, he, he.

Here's to our heroic feet!

15 Comments:

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Journey to a Centum said...

Have you seen pictures of Michelle's feet? I need to win this lottery so she can help keep America beautiful! :-)

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger Backofpack said...

Oh, he is in soooo much trouble! My feet are glorious, despite missing toe nails and blisters. They are very elegantly shaped...

And I was going to say that I hoped I would win because we'd soothe four running feet instead of just two....

 
At 2:49 AM, Blogger paris parfait said...

Well don't include me in your drawing, since I'm so far away - but thanks for the nod! I appreciate it. And sorry I haven't been reading and commenting much lately. Am beseiged by guests from now through April 20 and am catching up w/ blogs in little stolen moments - usually at 2 a.m.! I'll be back. Hope your running/training is going well.

 
At 6:35 AM, Blogger JustRun said...

LOL, I'm with Michelle- can it make toenails grow back faster?! :)

 
At 6:35 AM, Blogger Kristen D. said...

I just started running a couple of months ago (actually "restarted" is more like it). I could sure use the foot cream! My goal is to run a marathon before I turn 40 (1 year and nine months from now...)

I recently discovered your blog and have been inspired.

 
At 6:43 AM, Blogger Ryan said...

Sounds good my feet could use a little pampering....

Happy Feet Everyone

 
At 9:07 AM, Blogger Annette said...

There's nothing like an awesome foot lotion. On Hood to Coast we like to use this peppermint spray - so refreshing! I like your drawing idea - what fun. Count me in. :)

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Could I use that stuff and still be a macho man?

 
At 12:11 PM, Blogger Bre said...

I'm a firm believer that everyone needs some good foot pampering! I also love Lush's foot lotions and potions :)

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger Angie said...

Count me and my feet in!

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger Steve said...

Wouldn't you know, the one body part I never have a problem with.
Count me in anyway!

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger Faithful Soles said...

When I win I will donate the foot cream to my favorite worthy cause "People Who Wear Sandals That Have Alligator Skin and School Bus Yellow Toenails". I'll even throw in a pair of socks with it.

 
At 9:24 PM, Blogger Bob Gentile said...

runliarun said: It's a cool lotion. It's rich, and nourishing, and refreshing in a peppery way.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh AHHHHHHHHHHHHH OHHHHHHHHH .....did you hear that??

that was my feet, they need some soothing lovin' :-(

uyfc iouh ouihqq ajsdocn

(OK feet stop that, let me type. don't get too excited we didn't win yet :-)

Thanks and love the post with a chance to win a prize--yippie!!

Bob from the USA --hehe

 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Lia,
I love the great feeling of foot creams even if they don't live up to all their claims. I'm going to try to make it to the Shiprock Marathon to cheer you on. Keep up the struggle.
CRP

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger egan said...

Darn, I was too late for the contest. That Aveda foot cream stuff is like magic. It feels oh so good on tired feet.

 

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