I'm typing this post on Monday, staring down taking an overnight flight to Cleveland for a swing through the Midwest, ending at the ZOOMA Chicago half-marathon expo. (No race for Dimity and me, but we're looking forward to running along the banks of Lake Michigan while we're in town. Shout out greetings if you see us tall gals!) While I'm eager to meet many mother runners in my mother's birth state, where I spent many a sweltering summer vacation eating fresh-picked blueberries and watermelon from the fields around my grandmother's farm, I'm not looking forward to the flight to get me there. Any flight that starts in the middle of the night is called a "red eye" for a reason: After it, you awake bleary and stumble off the plane like an extra from, "The Walking Dead."
With eastward winds at the jet's tail, the flight will last only four hours and 15 minutes. Sigh: Too short to count as a "full night's sleep," but too long to stare into the dark cabin in my last-row aisle seat. But I've got wonder pills packed in my carry-on bag: Hyland's Calms Forte. These are mother's little helpers of the homeopathic set: All natural Calms Forte quiets the mind and helps you feel drowsy, with no impaired judgment or grogginess once you awake (or, in my case, land). Dimity and I both swear by it when our minds race, even the night before a real race.
Today’s giveaway is a treasure trove of homeopathic remedies from Hyland’s, everything from our swear-by-it Calms Forte to Muscle Therapy Gel with Arnica and Bioplasma Sport, Leg Cramps, and Restful Legs. All together, there are eight 100% natural products. Everything a mother runner needs to sleep well (no matter where she rests her head!) and stay pain free. In addition, each of the two (count 'em, 2!) winners will get a sleepably soft Hyland's/Another Mother Runner tee.
For a chance to win, post a response in the Comments section under this post on our website, telling us: Do you have any travel secrets that make long car trips or flights less "painful"? Could be a game you play with your kids that never fails to entertain them, a favorite on-flight snack you pack, or a dependable pair of ear plugs. Just tell us a coping mechanism you have to make travel easier, and you will be entered to win one of two Hyland's gift baskets + tee.
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States and Canada. It begins on 8/7/13 and ends on 8/13/13; the winner will be announced on 8/17/13. One entry per person. The value of the prize is $90. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.