Sunday, December 09, 2007

Icy Hot Torture

Be careful with this version of BodyGlide.

Bodyglide is my number one choice for prevention of chafing and other skin irritation problems and I recommend it to anyone. The first time I came across it was in triathlon, triathletes would use it to on their neck to protect against the chafing of the wetsuit and on the arms and legs to aid in the removal of the wetsuit after the swim. It's also great for all those other areas prone to rubbing during the run. There has been variations on the original recipe, this one incorporates an ointment that warms the muscles.

Now I don't know about you but when I apply anti-chafing creams, lotions or whatever, I'm like my friends - we layer it on. Like a fair skinned tourist in the beaches of Hawaii with that stuff.

Race morning for the Quad Dipsea about three weekends ago, I did a full application of this stuff after showering. I layered it on; under my arms, inner thighs, nipples and chest (heart rate monitor strap chafing). Before I even got all my clothes on I tore them right off and it was straight back to the shower. At first I tried to ignore it, surely it wouldn't get that hot. Nope, I was wrong. I was tearing by the time I made it to the shower, that was the most pain I felt all day and that includes the cramping during the race. Some of it got into that sensitive area down there. Crazy strong stuff! It builds slowly then wham!

So unless you are the type who only applies a single layer of protection I would suggest you avoid this recipe. Unless of course you like icy hot pain. Thank God it was a home and not at the race. Thanks to J~Mom for the idea for this post.


  1. Yikes!! I will use that other bodyglide :-)

  2. Squirt =P7:38 PM

    you nut head!
    but at least now you can help save a lot more HOTT times from happening.

  3. I am cracking up that my crazy morning helped you come up with an idea for a post. LOL

    That stuff sounds painful! Ouch! I am not a single layer kind of girl either so that would be painful! At least all of that didn't happen at midnight! :>P

  4. Not that you would be a single kind of layer girl..that should have said single layer kind of person...

    I never did get my nap today.

  5. OMG I'm cracking up at this: "we layer it on. Like a fair skinned tourist in the beaches of Hawaii with that stuff." HAHAHHAHAHAAA that is SOOOO my husband!

    Sounds painful . . .I would probably like it LMAO! I'm kidding. But thanks for the heads up, that is one stocking stuffer I won't be asking for.

  6. Oh no! So glad it reached its full effect while you still had a chance to shower it off. I don't get the kind with sunscreen either. I use it where the sun doesn't shine! : )

  7. Good grief, thanks for the heads up. Didn't even know there was such a product out there. I will be sure to avoid it!

    And sorry about your Niners, Rick. Honestly, I have no idea what has gotten into the Vikings as of late! :)

  8. I am sorry, but I am laughing so hard I am crying. : )

  9. [Fortunate you weren't feeling horny that particular morning].

    Well I'm moving on to nothing but ultra distances in 08 and have a full schedule ahead, so ANY time you need a ride or BART pick up, just let me know, offer stands indefinitely.

    One more short (17k) race this weekend at PCTR Muir (along with afternoon AS duty), then no looking back.

    Have a nice holiday season.

    Will G.

  10. eeks! Thanks for the warning and 'taking one for the team' so to speak so we won't make the same mistake :)