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).