Sunday, March 30, 2008

chafing

as i no longer have ringworm to contend with, my skin is going into withdrawals. today i ran 15 (point 3) miles, and am experiencing redness and soreness in parts that petroleum jelly does not usually reach.

it is a well known fact that cotton is the enemy of the distance runner, or middle aged baby boomer who never updated their wardrobe. and i am a "fabric of our lives" devotee who admits to wearing knickers under bike shorts (see blog from last summer about smegma in your chamois). during previous higher mileage half marathon training, i used vaseline to prevent inside thigh chub chafe ("ITCC"). however, colder temps and longer pants this morning, meant that this particular area was a non-issue. instead, i have sustained some serious "nappy rash" around the knicker elastic line (you know the part).

i also found significant "heart rate monitor chafing", while i attempted to stand up and maintain my balance in the shower this afternoon.

(still no black toenails).

4 comments:

mansuetude said...

heart rate monitor
it is "ringing" in my ear
:)

you are impressive!

Melinder said...

Mmmmm, time to bust out some chamois butter for your toast! When you get black toe nails-I will have the camera ready!

Disa said...

a co-worker did ask about both mine and sharon's lower back scratches. the waist band on her shorts obviously wore a hole into her flesh too. the distance runner's version of a lower back tattoo/tramp stamp. except instead of a butterfly/yin yang/dolphin/anything that resembles a chinese character we have a series of hypens...

Not Goth said...

I have to ask at this point - post ring worm and major chafing.. is it worth it?!