Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stuff I don't train without...


Not when I'm training for very long, anyways. Take tomorrow for example - I've got a 16 mile run. When I lay my clothes out tonight, I'll get the shorts, the sports bra, the top, the socks, the shoes, and the BodyGlide. The BodyGlide is just as important as the socks, actually. I've been using BodyGlide faithfully for over the 3 years. Or, to be more exact, since the first time I did a long run and came home chafed. I ended up crying great big tears in the shower, and soon after did a Google search to find a solution.

BodyGlide is a great Anti-chafing solution because:
1)It really does work great. It keeps my thighs from chafing, even in hot weather, for at least 18 miles of running. And for biking, it works great too. I used it for my 70 mile ride Saturday and had no saddle sores.

2)It's not messy like petroleum jelly. This stuff applies just like a solid deodorant, so there's no mess.

3)It's reasonably priced for how long it lasts. A 1.3oz stick is somewhere between and $8 and $10, depending on where you buy it. I think I usually go through maybe 3 or 4 per year. Maybe. It might not even be that many.

4)It's waterproof. This is the best because you can put it on your feet before the swim, and it's still there for the bike and the run.

5)It even comes with sunscreen in it. I was excited about trying this one because I think it's cool to have the bodyglide and the sunscreen all in one. Fewer pieces is always better for me because I tend to misplace things. I have used the sunscreen during my last two long bike rides and it worked like a charm!

10 comments:

Borsch said...

I love Body Glide!

I thought the sunscreen version was sweet the first time I saw it to, then I thought about all the places I apply it. Those places don't see the sun, men typically have longer shorts. Well at least I do!

:-)

Mallie said...

Question, Lana...do you have to re-apply often on long rides, especially when it's humid (hello, you know what I mean). And do you apply straight to girl parts or onto chamois?

kmholt7 said...

Body Glide is a necessity if I run 10 miles or more. Works great if applied correctly (yes, I've missed a spot or two before!).

Spandex King said...

Last year I ran out and stopped at a local sporting good shop. It was right before Christmas and the store was super busy. I asked at the desk if they carried Body Glide. It was obvious that they had no clue what it was and neither did anyone else in line. The funny part was the way they looked at me. I think they thought I was looking for some kind of a sex oil. Yes, I explained what it was.

Holly Jane said...

Haven't we all missed a spot or two? Ouch! We pay for it too. Lana, it's like you always advise - "Apply LIBERALLY. Meaning put it ALL OVER IT. I mean ALL OVER IT." :-)

Lisa said...

How much money did you get for this commercial? ha! (kidding!) :)

JP said...

Lana, I love the stuff too..should have not run 2 hours last night in tri shorts without. Now I have 2 smiley faces you know where covered in Desiten. Don't laugh it works.

jkrunning said...

I could not survive without body glide. I even have to use it for the short 3 milers.

Jamie said...

I love it too. Otherwise I always get wetsuit "kisses" on my neck, but never use it for running/biking.

Do you ever use chamois butter? I've only used it a few times but have loved it.

Eric said...

I love bodyglide!!! :-)