I was very excited when I checked the mail on Thursday and saw this package.
I won a giveaway from Jill at Run for the Hills! The prize was especially perfect for me due to an uncomfortable issue I’ve been having on my long runs – chafing. It was never an issue for me until I began running 6+ miles on my long runs.
When I heard about chafing in the past, I always just pictured irritated skin. Until I experienced it myself, I had no idea that chafing could actually involve bleeding. I also thought it was something that just occurred due to thighs rubbing together. Most of the chafing I’ve experienced has shown up around my sports bra line, and has resulted in some pretty deep cuts. I usually don’t feel it happening, but it stings when I step into the shower!
This is why I was very excited to receive this package of 2Toms products in the mail. My package included a nice note from Jill, Blister Shield, Sport Shield, Butt Shield and a water bottle.
The Sports Shield came just in time for me to use it on my 12 mile run yesterday. I tried both the Butt Shield and the Sport Shield. I feel slightly immature, but I giggle a little bit every time I say “Butt Shield” 🙂 I used the Sport Shield all around my sports bra. It felt like I was rubbing grease all over myself, but I’m happy to report that I had no chafing around my sports bra after this run!
However, I should have used the Butt Shield (hehe) more liberally. As I wrote yesterday, I carried a Gu package in my back pocket, and the corners of the package wore into my skin. Ouch.
Thanks for the goodies Jill!
Do you experience chafing on your long runs? What do you use to prevent it? Or treat it??