I hope you had an excellent Sunday Runday!
The weather today called for heavy downpours, however I managed to run without any of those.....just some drizzle, which was quite refreshing if I may say so. (As I am writing this blog, rain is seriously falling outside!)
|Running towards a foggy haze. Looks sort of Stephen King-ish.|
I stopped to show you yet another shot of my legs and feet. :) I am still in love with my Zensah Compression Socks! Aren't they pretty?
It was a super run today. Even though yesterday's 7 miler was at 1/2 marathon pace, the legs felt pretty good today. There were quite a few people in the trail this morning despite the drizzly-ness.
1 hr 50 min
|After burning 1215 calories, do you think yesterday's cupcake is still a factor? Please say no! LOL|
Yesterday Lola had a grooming appointment in the morning. She hates me again now for a couple of days until she gets over it. hehe. It was necessary though. We've only had about 2-3 days of 20 degree weather and Lola's tongue was dragging the street on our walks. Check her out in all her cuteness:
|Look at her little posh paws. <3|
Any preventative measures taken to reduce the effects of chaffing seem so unnecessary to me pre-run. Sometimes I neglect to do anything about it beforehand.....this is often because I forget, not because I'm being some sort of anti-lubing rebel. ;)
When the weather gets a tad warmer, or humid, my body goes into sweat overdrive. I usually do not even notice I've scraped off a complete layer of skin using my own salt and clothing until...........the shower. The warm comforting shower that you long for post-run when you're shivering and dirty. When that hot water hits an area that has chaffed, I develop the mouth of a sailor, and quite loudly I might add!
Today I should have been fore-warned. Matt started his run a couple of hours earlier than I did, (You know today is Coronation Street Ensemble day). :D When he returned home from a stellar run (post-injury I might add), he went downstairs to shower. All was good until I heard what I thought to be the sound of a hyena coming from the bathroom---Uh oh! Let me just say that women's sport bras prevent us from experiencing this excruciating pain of 'nipple chaffing.' Thank goodness.
I've put band aids on Matt prior to a marathon before and this does seem to help. For myself, I usually slather a layer of Vaseline around the sport bra line. I don't wear cotton if that's what you're thinking. I just believe that after hours of sweat/salt pounding on your skin, no glide or lubricant is going to be that resilient. So basically, I have a deep painful irritation between my ribs....how lovely!
Thanks again for visiting!
P.S. The Blue Nose is in one week!!! Are you ready?