Side-effects of running

These are the things they do not warn you about when you start to become an avid runner (and don’t worry I will spare you the pictures).

-Boob cuts. Ok maybe I could have thought of a better word but I swear this has happened on more than 1 occasion, and only to my left, does that mean it’s bigger? I first thought it was from wearing a cotton sports-bra and not good wicking material but it happened again last week. The worst part is I don’t even realize it until I’m stinging in the shower and look and there’s a full on scrape that’s scabbing over. Are my sportsbras too tight?

-Chafing. I knew this was a common problem and perfect timing once again, Mom vs. Marathon has a great review for Body Glide here. I excepted to have this issue with my long distances in shorts but the problem is it happened durng my 6 miles where I was wearing running tights. As soon as I finished the run I felt a sting and that entire night I was having some issues in places one does not want issues. Luckily the area that was irritated was maybe a quarter inch of skin but still, am I supposed to put Body Glide on even with pants. That just does not sound right.

The good news to report is that what used to be my fast speed during my interval runs is now my slow speed! Today I did 3 miles and when I was at my slower intervals I was doing 5.8 and at my fast 6.5. I even pushed myself for a little bit at 6.7. Seriously I’m proud that my short little leggies could keep up with that rate.

Happy Monday!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 15:37:36

    I’ve yet to experience the hurt boobies…

    I’m sure it’s coming, and that slightly terrifies me! ha ha

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  2. Jacklyn Johnston
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 16:23:15

    Chaffing with tights on? I had that problem with shorts and switched to tights and was fine. Are your tights too big?

    Remind me to tell you about the Bloody 11. Luckily it’s a guy thing so be thankful that’s not a side effect.

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  3. Previously Plump
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 18:43:58

    I’ve had the boob problem…. I feel like if I get a bigger bra, my twins will be flying all over the place smaking people in the face as I run by them…. still haven’t figured out a way to solve that.

    Never had the nether-regions problem though…. can’t offer any advice there 🙂

    Oh, and from the last post….. yes, I totally know the “do some damage to a restaurant bathroom” syndrome…. I get that alll the time, but it’s usually about a mile or two into my run…..

    Keep it up chick! You’re running inspires me 🙂

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  4. Jocelyn
    Feb 23, 2010 @ 09:30:59

    No pain to gain? i haven’t had scraps from my bra but I have chaffed from them. I think I’ve chaffed from everything at some point. Great job on your run!

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  5. tonia
    Feb 23, 2010 @ 15:53:32

    Ha! When you said boob cuts – I thought you were going to say that your boobs got smaller. Because that’s what happened to me. But then I read on. I also get those all the time. BodyGlide along your bra line works wonders!

    ok, and I am guessing from your races that you are from NJ … where? I grew up in Pine Beach. And my mom grew up in Belmar.

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