May 15, 2010

Pain in the BUTT

Chafing, what a pain in the butt.  Have you ever been on a long ride or run and come home in tears because your buttocks/crotch hurt so bad.  I remember running my very first ten miler.  I got home and said I would never run again.  I could barely walk let alone think of ever wanting to go a mile more.  Well, I am here to attest that you don't have to hurt anymore.   Yeah, you got to get yourself some of this butt butter.  I don't think it really matters what brand you go for - they all serve the same purpose.  To protect your rear end. 

It gets to be a little bit expensive if you are putting in long miles day after day.  I found a homemade recipe that might work.  I have yet to try this.  Let me know if any of you try it out.  It just sounds a little greasy to me.  And too much grease in your shorts can't be good.

Lubrication is simple.
  • Mix up a large vat of petroleum jelly with some antibiotic ointment and some pain reliever ointment. The latter is probably optional, but I use it because I always have.The trick to effective lubrication for a long stage is to use a lot.. Smear the stuff onto the chamois in a large quantity - three fingers worth, minimum. It should feel weird when you put you shorts on.   Read more here.

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