Saturday, July 28, 2012

It will be a very long day.

I have a theory as to why significantly more men than women run marathons. It's because men don't have to bleed every month. Today I have to run a half marathon and then go work a full shift at Wicked Grounds (come visit, ok?). I started bleeding yesterday. I'm pretty fucking uncomfortable. My lower back is quite unhappy with life.

What I would like to do right now is get an old fashioned hot water bottle and fill it and a new fangled heating pad. I want to lie in the fetal position with the hot water on the front of my belly and the heating pad on my lower back. Instead I am going to get dressed in that rabidly uncomfortable sports bra (My last long run caused me to get a rash from rubbing) and run for three or so hours. Because of how my body feels I'm going to aim for three and a half hours. Which is more than twenty minutes longer than my previous time for this distance. I hurt.

I should probably take some pain medication. Today will probably also be a day for caffeine. I have to start running no later than 5:30 if I want to do everything on time today. It's going to be a very long day. I've already been up for a while taking care of Calli.

But I'm a fucking bad ass and I can do anything. Time to run.

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  1. They make chemical heat packs, like the ones skiers put in their pockets but thin strips with adhesive on one side to wear inside one's clothing. There are vaguely triangular ones specifically to be worn in panties.

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    1. Oh my god. If I'm bleeding during the actual race I may do that. Thank you. :) I had no idea.

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  2. FWIW: I've had some success with the IcyHot (brand or not) patches on my lower back for when I don't have the option of staying in bed.

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    1. I have really sensitive skin. If I tried to run with something like that on my back, when I was sweating like a mofo I think it would cause problems. I am *drenched* when I run.

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  3. Are you using body glide? Rubbing is inevitable when friction takes place over and over. I greased up my damn ass crack for my last run. And My toes. And both came away unscathed.

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    1. I should get body glide. My pad rubbed on my thigh during the 13 miles. I came home with a burst open blister on my upper thigh. Sex isn't working well for me just the now. :-\

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    2. PAD? Oh lord...I would never run in a pad. I'm actually slightly terrified of having to run long with my tampon string for my upcoming race. Ugh. Body Glide might fend off pad rub, but that's a tall order. I'm recalling you use cloth pads, and you don't use tampons? What about a Diva Cup? ACtually, come to think of it, I should maybe look into one of those for my big event.

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    3. Ugh ugh ugh. I tried running with a Diva Cup. That was *horrible*. I seriously contemplated yanking it out on the run and throwing it away in a neighbor's trash can.

      For some reason in the past few years I can't abide anything inside my vagina that's just kind of hanging out. It makes me feel physically repulsed and angry.

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  4. you ARE a fucking bad ass.

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