Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for Space Blanket



Have you ever been at the finish line of a marathon?   After 26.2 freaking miles, the body needs a little TLC.
Space blankets help the runners regulate their body temperatures, which tend to drop drastically once they stop running.

Derived from NASA technology, the common name for these sheets of foil is space blankets. Also known as solar blankets, mylar blankets or emergency blankets.  

Can't wait to earn mine! 

3 comments:

  1. Space blankets! Always one of the best parts of finishing a marathon of half.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/

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  2. I've seen those at the end of the Boston Marathon and Bay to Breakers in SF. I figured it helped with temperature but I didn't realize that runners' temps dropped after races. I wonder if that's why I get freezing cold after I've gone on a long walk or finished some marathon cleaning.

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  3. I did not know that the body temp drops. You need these blankets for sure even if you look like you want to go to Roswell

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