Sunday, July 3, 2011

Run # 68

"Man imposes his own limitations, don't set any" - Anthony Bailey

So I've been a little MIA lately. Let me give a recap of last week before getting into results of my run tonight.

Ok so last week - husband had to work over the weekend so it ruined our regular routine, plus it did a lot of this

So, me and my BFF went and shopped and saw this

It was funny, entertaining, a good movie to see when the weather is blah. It has some great parts and it has Justin Timberlake in it. I love him in movies but come on JT new cd / tour please!

So after movies and shopping, I went here for the 1st time.... the Laundromat

So what usually happens on the weekend is me and B go to his parents, hang out, and also do our laundry there. We do have a washer/dryer BUT its a combo unit. ITS HORRIBLE! It sounds great- put your laundry in, and once it washes it starts to dry. What you find out afterwards is that its tiny so your loads have to be small and to do 1 load takes around  3 hours. So I decided to go to the laudromat near by and it wasnt a bad experience and I kinda LOVED the fact that you can use a super huge washer then dryer and get it all done at once. LOL

Ok so now onto Run # 68.

So this weekend we are in our hometown, visiting his parents.

Some fun facts about Apopka include
  • Apopka is an indian word meaning "Potato eating place" (and I hate potatos)
  • Apopka is the Indoor foliage capital of the world
  • The mayor, John Land, is the longest serving mayor in the state & USA
So today, I mowed the yard, layed out by the pool, studied, took a nap by the pool and then decided to go for a run. Brett suggested a 5 mile run and that he'd go with me. I instantly dreaded running with him. I suggested he give me a head start and I'd attempt it. So off we went, well I went without music, left the neighbor hood and hit the 2.25 mile mark before turning around.

It was a pretty straight run - being in Apopka, there are more 'hills' than in downtown orlando so that was tough. I decided to be 'crazy' and just wear shorts and a sports bra and I had lots of honks. I do not like people honking at me, so I learned that I need to wear a shirt. Though with it being hot, it was nice not fighting with a shirt. Sorry peeps no pics.

Mentally this was tough - I wanted to hit 2.5 before turning around but I couldnt do it. So on the way back I'd run into some neighbordhoods down a few driveways then back up which helped because it felt like I was accomplishing something.

So when we got home, and getting showers, I felt it. A stinging pain and through confirmation Brett says I chaffed. OMG. NEVER had this before. Not cool. Like the back of my armpits. Seriously - how do I chafe my armpits??? Guess I'll be investing in some body glide soon.

Tell me - have you had chafing when you run? Any remedies to make it STOP hurting?

So here it is...another distance Personal Record, so I had to post my PR badge for the celebration
Results of Run #68
Distance: 5.04 miles
Time: 51:48
Pace: 10:16 / mile
M1 - 10:13
M2 - 10:03
M3 - 10:29
M4 - 10:34
M5 - 10:05
M6 - 8:40 pace (.04 mile)


  1. Oh yes, I've had chafing. Thankfully, it's usually only painful for one day. The only way to stop it is to be preventive and body glide before a run, but you'll find that new places chafe on longer runs that you did not predict. If it still hurts, you could try some aloe, but it will probably sting when you first put it on.

  2. That's so awesome! Amazing pace too!
    Do you have any Aquaphor? That's what I use to soothe chafing after the fact.

    I don't really like Body Glide but I'll use it. I won this stuff called Blue Steel in a giveaway, and it is ah-mazing. It's a cream, so you rub it in, instead of slide it on like Body Glide. It has tea tree oil so it's good for your skin and feels good.

    I've used Mission's anti-chafe cream and I hated it. Also, I got a drop on my shorts and it stained.

    Good luck! And congrats. You're going to kill it at Disney :)

  3. My best friend lives in Apopka. WHY does it have to be so far away from normal civilization?

    I chaffe on my pits sometimes. Not too often though, usually deoderant works for anti chaffing but every now and then I have to use body glide on the front crease part thing, which I'm sure totally made sense.