Hello, my name is Nicole, and I have a chafing problem.
I switched up my bras and went back to the cheap roadrunner sports bra I have and it hasn’t completely scarred me like the Moving Comfort Fiona did after the Rutgers 1/2 so thank God for small miracles. But I’ve noticed that I can’t wear short sleeve shirts any more and run. The inside of my arms are chafed and you know, there was that shower moment. I used to think the lululemon scoop neck tank top was my fail safe. But at the WDW Marathon, it failed me badly. By mile 18 I was slathering vaseline under my arms and it wasn’t working. Nothing was working. It still has the vaseline stains on it that I’m still not able to get out and serves as a reminder. A constant symbol of what can happen to me any time I put on clothing and go for a run.
The disillusionment continued when my sparkle skirt, the one I considered my absolute this-skirt-will-always-make-me-happy article of running clothing, failed me. Big time. Huge. Those shorts rode up and bunched me something fierce like bike shorts on Kenny at the AIDS bike-a-thon.
No item of clothing is safe anymore.
And since the hell that is summer is fast approaching, I ask you all: What’s the best thing you run in?