Imagine this: It is a beautiful summer morning. You wake up, eat breakfast, put on your running shoes and head out the door for a relaxing morning training run. You’re running along with not a care in the world and all of a sudden you begin to feel a painful irritation between or legs. You spot, look, and oh no you have begun to chafe!
One of the most common and painful issues that I deal with as a runner is chafing. I chafe between my thighs, my arms, and along every single one of my shirt, pant, and sock lines. For months I was desperate to figure out a way to help with the chafing and then I learned about Body Glide’s Anti-Chafing Balm. This was probably one of the greatest discovery I have made as a runner!
The most common symptoms of chafing is a painful stinging or burning sensation, and usually the area is red and raw. Chafing is caused by a repeated motion, specifically, skin rubbing against loose fabric or other skin. For runners chafing most often occurs around the bra lines (for women), nipples (for me), inner thighs and under arms. Sweat and moisture (from rain) can worsen chafing. It can also be caused by poorly fitting clothes.
This is where Body Glide is a miracle!! Before heading out on a run, you can take the stick of Body Glide and “glide” the areas where you chafe. Body Glide goes on smooth and does not feel wet, slick or greasy like Vaseline would. Body Glide is resistant to perspiration and water, however, it will not clog your pores and it is also hypoallergenic.
I always have at least four sticks of Body Glide laying around at all times. I keep a stick in my car during race season, and always have a stick packed in my “gear check” bag on race day.
Not only is Body Glide great for running, it has many practical uses in your daily life as well. Both my husband and I use it daily to help prevent chafing and blisters when working outside in the yard, wearing high heels, playing golf, etc.