1 year ago
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!