Yesterday, Jessica asked:
I have a question for you. Yesterday I did a longer run (7 miles- a new distance PR-yay!) and my heart rate monitor band started chafing. Does this ever happen to you? It was so painful. Any tips to make it stop? Thanks!!
Boy-oh-boy, can I relate! I have developed a permanent heart rate monitor/sports bra "burn" around the middle of my ribcage.
Nothing says sexy like a chafe mark!
Unfortunately, I have no idea how to stop this from happening to me (or to Jessica). It happens regardless of whether I wear a different sports bra or skip the HRM. I’ve had this "burn" for about 6 months and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to go away any time soon. I’ve kind of gotten used to the uncomfortable sensation (and occasional bleeding), but there HAS to be a solution!
Do any runners have advice for Jessica and I? Is the solution Vaseline? Moleskin? Something else? Or are we doomed?
Lunch was pretty delish! I had my favorite thing in the whole world… Anne’s All Natural macaroni and cheese!
Mmm cheesey, gooey, goodness!
Plus carrots and broc for VEGGIE POWER!
Back to work I go!