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One of my least favorite things about running? Chafing.
I’m not sure how it’s possible but I feel like I might chafe more than the average runner. (Or maybe it just hurts that much?)
Places I’ve chafed:
- back bra line
- front bra line
- on my arm – where my shirt sleeve has rubbed
- underwear line
No matter how well I prepare during a long run or race, I always wind up crying when the water hits the spot I chafed. Really looking forward to trying @pjuractive 2skin anti-chafing gel! #bibchat #2skin #bibravepro pic.twitter.com/t5ihiqGxSX
— ScootADoot (@ScootADoot) January 9, 2018
Basically anywhere you can possible think of chafing, and some places I didn’t even considered I might chafe… I have.
Originally I thought chafing was only a warm weather occasion. However, I now know that I was sadly mistaken. I’ve chafed every season, hot weather, freezing weather, and of course, the rain does a runner no favors when it comes to skin irritation!
Which is why when BibRave put out the call to the BibRave Pros to try pjuractive 2skin anti-chafing gel, I jumped at the opportunity! Unfortunately, soon after I did that, I fell on the ice and broke my arm.
But has that stopped me from running? Nah. I haven’t been doing long runs but I’ve tested pjuractive 2skin anti-chafing gel during the rainy Chili Run and training runs on the treadmill.
My husband helped me apply the 2skin anti-chafing gel to my back and remarked that it’s a silicone-based gel (something he would notice whereas I would not) and that’s how it is able to prevent friction. It has no scent and it’s breathable, water and sweat resistant. It’s a clear gel and left no marks on my skin or my clothing.
In addition to applying it to the usual high chafing areas, I also used some gel along the edge of my soft cast. While only 2 miles, the Chili Run was in the rain and one that I considered a good test for pjuractive 2skin anti-chafing gel and it worked very well! No chafing at all, anywhere.
One of the things that slows me down during a long run or race is when I’m feeling pain from chafing – it’s bad when you get in the shower and feel the water hit the chafed spot but I think it’s even worse when you’re already able to feel it while running. I’ll be using 2skin from now on and hopefully it will no longer be an issue!
I’ve tried other products and always manage to miss a spot but because this is a gel, rather than a solid, it’s easier to spread and the coverage is better. Having the option to bring a small packet with me on a longer run so if I feel skin irritation happening, I can pull off to the side for a quick fix is a game changer.
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