Body Glide has become a permanent friend of mine on all of my runs longer than five or so miles. Anywhere you think you might possibly have any kind of chafing, use body glide.
You will thank yourself later. Nothing hurts worse than stepping into the shower with a fresh patch of chafing. Well . . . except for labor.
I’m not going to go into the TMI zone, but I’ll give you a bullet-point list of where I use body glide.
~ Underneath each breast and all along where the sports bra will sit in the front
~ Underarms and down along my sides where the sports bra will sit
~ All around the center of my back where the sports bra will sit
~ Around my waist (if I plan on wearing my spi belt)
~ On the inside of my thighs
Look at the gear you wear. Is there any kind of seam that might cause rubbing and chafing? Then, you need to lube up with some body glide exactly where that seam will rub.
Other places body glide can be used:
~ Between the cheeks ::cough:: (I’m sorry. It had to be said. Er, typed. Excuse me while I have an immature fit of laughter.)
~ In the private zone ::cough:: (What happened to not going into the TMI zone, Ruthanne?!)
~ Between the toes
~ On the bottom of your feet
Allllllrighty then . . . should we move on to something else?
Initially, I was going to share pictures of how I foam roll, but then I started looking around the web. There are already so many posts, articles and videos out there, so I’m going to share a list of links for you to check out.
Rolling, Sticking & Trigger Pointing – This is a post where Aaron is actually answering several different questions, but one of them is about foam rolling. She includes a few pictures.
How to Foam Roll Like a Pro – Great list with cute graphics.
How to Use a Foam Roller – I really enjoyed this post by Anne. She includes a short video.