Running is a lot of fun, but it can be painful sometimes. To keep some of that pain away, I've been using:
- Anti-chafing product. I ran out of Body-Glide so I bought Gold Bond Friction Defense. It seems to work as well as Body-Glide, it's less expensive and I found it at the grocery store, which made it easy to buy. This week, I forgot to use it on my thigh where my phone was in my pocket and rubbed me raw. Ouch!
- Sunscreen. Even though I wear a hat or a visor, I wear sunscreen on my face. Lately, I've been using Banana Boat Sport Performance 30. It comes in a small tube that makes it easy to take when I travel to races. Plus, it's easy to buy locally.
- Anti-poison Ivy Spray. After finding out that I'm very allergic to poison ivy on one of my blackberry picking treks in the woods, I started using Ivy X on my lower legs when I run though the woods. I don't know if it really works, but I hope it will spare me from having to get a shot and taking medicine again.
What do you like to use to keep the pain away?
Weekly Summary (August 18-24)
Total Running: 32 miles (That's up 2 miles from last week.)