Blisters and chafing.
I am one of those simplistic girls. I do not glam up unless there's a high occasion that calls for it. I rarely carry makeup or a hairbrush in my purse. I cannot remember the last time I wore perfume.
BUT when it comes to running, there are things that I am hell-bent about. Things that HAVE to be just so, otherwise I ain't running. I suspect every runner has a few things that are non-negotiable. Over the next few days, I'm going to post on this topic (see title) and have a give-a-way for my followers. I'm still trying to figure out the parameters of how I'll go about it. I'm all kinds of excited to post my very first give-a-way and I'm looking forward to seeing the stack of goods in the corner slowly diminish.
If I don't have this I am going back to get it or rescheduling my long run:
I don't usually have major chafing problems, but if I do not put this stuff on certain areas of my feet, I can almost bank on blisters. Not severe blisters, but just enough to turn into callouses over and over again if I don't take care of them. And I have better things to do than obsess over my feet all day long. For long runs (in excess of 10 miles, let's say) I have to put this stuff on under the band of my sports bra, under my arms if I am wearing sleeves of ANY kind, and uhmmm... in my butt crack. I sweat like a.... gosh I don't even know what to call myself because it's that gross- if I compared myself to a pig that would be an understatement... and moving for longer than an hour drenched in sweat is pretty much asking for chafing. To me chafing feels like rug burn in the most inappropriate areas. It's something that I can certainly do without.
Body Glide For Her is pretty handy. And it's easy to use. It looks like a little deodorant stick. Rub it on CLEAN, DRY areas that are prone to friction. And that's it. Oh, but don't forget to wash it off. Since it's sweat proof, it's obviously pretty water proof too. I use a washcloth and soap to make sure it's all off. The last thing you need is Body Glide from two days ago still lingering in your butt crack... Right?
Have you ever tried Body Glide For Her? Well, whether you have or have not, I would like you to. And the folks at Body Glide were kind enough to send me some just for you. Yeah really. And if you are not a "her" you can still use this if you're secure enough in your sexuality to get past the light pink hue of the product. Don't worry, it goes on clear. It is barely scented. (It may be unscented but I really don't feel like getting up and sniffing the stuff, so please just trust me that it doesn't smell like old lady perfume. If it did, I'd throw it out the window. I think it has an ever so slight baby powder kind of smell.) Want one?
How to win a .8 oz stick of Body Glide For Her:
1. Follow this site.
2. Like For The Love of The Run on facebook. (You can just click on that and it will take you there.)
3. Give me something! I'm collecting awkward running moments. Anyone who runs regularly has experienced or witnessed some awkward moment while running. Tell me about yours in the comments. Best awkward moments win. I'll choose them one week from today.