Taped Up and Doing Okay

It’s midweek on the week after I was sick and didn’t run.  I’ve run 3 of my 5 runs for the week and I’m doing pretty good!  The rest seems to have really helped.  Go figure!  I’ve run all 3 runs on the treadmill.  It was raining Monday and Tuesday and I ran at 3:30 am today.  I’m not too concerned about not having a run on the street, yet.  I’ll do my 4 miler on the road before the big one on Saturday.


About a month or so ago I started having some rubbing/chafing issues with the band part of my bra.  It rubbed me so hard that I was actually bleeding the first time it happened.  I’ve tried a few things to stop the rubbing:  bandaids (fail), gauze (epic fail), tape that holds gauze down (fail) and finally “Sports Tape”.  DING, DING, DING!  WE HAVE A WINNER!

The first time I used the Sports tape, I wrapped it around my entire rib cage so that it sat right under the bottom band of my bra.  It worked, but unfortunately, when I put the tape on, I was exhaling.  When I inhaled, the tape was kind of tight and uncomfortable.  I wore it like that anyway just to see if maybe it would loosen up and feel okay.  It did not loosen up BUT it did provide a barrier between the bra and my skin that didn’t move.  The next couple of times I used it, I just put a strip across my rib cage so that it covered the area where the bra was rubbing.  It worked perfectly!  I am going to test it out on the long run this weekend just to be sure.  So far, it stays put, keeps the bra from rubbing back and forth and it also pulls off fairly easily when I’m finished.

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2 Responses to Taped Up and Doing Okay

  1. Alice says:

    Another great blog. Glad you are feeling better. Have you tried “Bodyglide” anti-chaffing balm. Rub in anywhere you chaff or think you might chaff.

  2. Run Dedeaux Run says:

    Thanks – yeah, i use Bodyglide but it doesn’t help as much as I would have liked. I still use it in other places 😉

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