Every runner deals with it. It is NOT pleasant. It hurts like mad. It is chafing. Just to preface the rest of this article, it MIGHT provide too much information for some people.
Lately, my chafing seems to have gotten worse than it usually is. Not sure why. I thought about taking pictures for you guys, but I decided I would spare you. 🙂 The places where I get the most chafing is under my muffin top. Now, in this definition of a muffin top, they make it sound like you can do something about your muffin top. In certain instances you can; however, I’ve lost 114 lbs, therefore, I have extra skin and it creates a terrible muffin top. I get terrible chafing there because when I’m running, it rubs up against the waist band and even wearing a shirt and tucking it in, it usually doesn’t help.
The other place that I get chafing REALLY bad is under my boobs. Lord have mercy it hurts so bad. On my long runs, it gets to the point where they weep and can bleed.
They do have this stuff on the market called Body Glide, which is a balm that is to help prevent chafing, but sadly, the last couple of days it hasn’t been working. I put the Body Glide on my trouble spots and it’s not helping. It’s making me very sad.
After a run, I go to hop in the shower and it hurts!!! I wanted to take an epsom salt bath tonight to help my legs relax after my run tonight, but oh my world, salt water + chafing = IMMENSE pain.
So…does anybody have any other suggestions to help with chaffing besides Body Glide? This is getting ridiculous.