I’m always up for a challenge right?
Well I can assure you that this week has been challenging.
I am officially 14 days into the Anytime Fitness 21 Day Challenge from the Working Out Sucks book and I had a hard week this week to say the least. I woke up with stomach issues on Monday and it put me in a foul mood. I DIDN’T want to workout, and so i didn’t. Then on Tuesday, I worked out really hard, lifting weights for about 30 minutes, but then got really light headed and nauseated. So I called it quits early. That was really out of character for me, but I did not want to pass out and throw up and Bon Scott on everyone (google it.) On Wednesday I decided to put in a hard interval treadmill session.
And just as I finished up an action packed 50 minute session … I had an issue arise.
Well arise might not be the right way to put it. It was more that I realized that something had rubbed me the wrong way. Literally.
We will discuss that more in a minute.
So anyway my workouts suffered this week for a little bit, but I made up for it on Thursday. I worked deadlifts, overhead presses, pull-ups, push-ups, and dumbell rows. It is Saturday and I am still sore. Friday I ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill and it felt good except for that nagging little issue that came up on Wednesday.
So all of that to say that yes, Working Out Sucks sometimes, even if you really like to do it. But isn’t getting in better shape and having a better quality of life worth it? I think so. I am really glad that there is a book out there that speaks to the average Joe like Working Out Sucks does. If you are looking for a great way to kick-start a fitness journey then I suggest you look into it.
Read further only if you don’t mind getting real.
So back to the “issue” that rubbed me the wrong way on Wednesday…
I am going to post a picture here and I hope you can handle it because it IS NOT pretty. I will post a thumbnail and you can click on it to enlarge if you are brave. If you are squeamish then please do not look.
That is a cleanly edited picture of the inside of my right thigh and that pretty red spot is chaffing. That is as much as I was willing to show, but I promise it is much larger and much worse that.
So what do I do about it? What advice do you runners have for a) treating chaffing and b) preventing it in the first place?
Sorry for such a gross topic, but this is real life. Talking about it might not be fun, but NOT talking about it is worse. I would love some feedback on this.
Here is the part that I have to say. I know you will still love me at the end of the day though.
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