I am training for the Echelon Gran Fondo Century bike race, which raises money for the Livestrong Lance Armstrong Foundation, as well as local cancer research programs and hospitals. Iâ€™m running a series of awesome raffles on the blog in hopes of raising more than $3,000 for these charities. This raffle is for twenty of Angelaâ€™s Glo Bars! These bars are organic, vegan, homemade, and delicious!
Hereâ€™s how the raffle works:
- $5 gets you ONE raffle ticket.
- $10 gets you TWO raffle tickets.
- $15 gets you FOUR raffle tickets! What a deal!
- Submit your payment on the Echelon Gran Fondo website â€“ HERE.
- The contest will run until Wednesday, March 17 and Iâ€™ll contact the winner at lunchtime.
- I will list everyoneâ€™s name on an Excel spreadsheet (one entry per $5, two entries per $10, and FOUR entries per $15), and the Husband will draw a winner using the Random Number Generator.
- Angela will then ship out the bars to the winner.
This raffle is one day only â€“ which means your chances of winning are pretty good!
I have some epic battle wounds from Sundayâ€™s Olympic Triathlon (recap and video). My legs feel great, but my neck is sore from the bike crash, my elbow is banged up, and I have chafe marks ALL over my body.
Road rash on my elbow (yes, I bled all over my poor bike!):
Wetsuit chafe on my neck (this tiny little mark KILLS):
Major, major sports bra chafing on my ribcage:
I have never been able to find a sports bra that does not chafe my ribcage when I get sweaty (or wet from being in a lake). Iâ€™ve bought specialized sports bra for smaller ribcages (Iâ€™m short!) and they still arenâ€™t tight enough to prevent chafing â€“ or maybe I just have freakishly sensitive skin under my breasts. Who knows?! All I care about is that it hurts like a SOB when I get in the shower.
Iâ€™ve tried all the tricks to prevent chafing (including Body Glide, baby powder, and Vaseline), but the only thing thatâ€™s ever worked for me is taping my skin with athletic tape. Unfortunately, I forgot to tape my ribcage on Sunday, and now Iâ€™m paying the price!
I taped over the burn mark for my 5.0 mile run this morning, and it worked quite well. I managed to keep a pretty decent pace the entire time, and only started to feel my chafe marks hurting towards the very end.
- Duration: 45:17
- Distance: 5.0 miles
- Mile 1: 9:35
- Mile 2: 9:13
- Mile 3: 9:08
- Mile 4: 8:59
- Mile 5: 8:21
I heart negative splits! I was working SO hard until the end. You gotta PUSH IT a little to get faster, right?
Before my run, I had sports beans (told you we are low on groceries!:
And after, a quick lunch:
I had a hummus, sundried tomato, and artichoke sammie:
And a simple microwaved sweet potato. My favorite part of sweet potatoes in the skin! Mmm.
Back to work I go!
Do you chafe, too? Found any creative solutions? What â€œbattle scarsâ€ do you have from athletic activities?