I bet you want an explanation for this title, huh? Avid runners know exactly what I am talking about. When running for long periods of time, clothing rubs on the body causing skin to become irritated. This can happen between thighs, under arms, and commonly…the nipples. Now, I think this would be a guy thing, but could it happen to girls too? I do not think I will go there in this blog post!
A few nights ago, I went on my longest run thus far in my entire life. It is weird to think that seven miles is the longest distance I have ever ran without stopping. I am well on my way to completing my goal of running a half-marathon. I ran seven miles with two buddies of mine who are also signed up to run the half. They are the ones that got me into running in the first place. Scott and Derek are two guys I used to work with back at the grocery store.
Back on subject, when we were through a good portion of the route, my nipples started burning and it definitely hurt. I was wearing a loose cotton shirt. Yes, that will do it. That was the only thing bothering me the rest of the way. To prevent this irritation, I have heard runners put Vaseline on them, tape over them, or use little circular bandages to cover them. I think wearing a different type of shirt might help as well. Most moisture-wicking shirts are smoother and made out of a material that would not cause as much irritation. I will make sure I know what works for me before race day so I am not uncomfortable throughout.
I just thought this would be a somewhat humorous post to share with you all! 🙂