Funny thing.. At Monday I read an article at www.time-to-run.com about discomforts related to running. One of them was about chafing. In the end of that article there were a lot of talk about chafed nipples and how to avoid it. I thought to myself boy, I’m glad I’ve never had to deal with that, seems painful.. Guess what? Chafed nipples..
Like yesterday it has been raining most of the day. The time for running my 1 hour run was no exception. But today the rain was different. It was the kind with tiny drops whipping in the face and almost felt a little sticky.. And it also seemed to find it’s way inside the clothes for some reason.. That’s the reason for the chafed nipples. After half the run I felt the pain coming. By then I didn’t know it was that. Instead I thought some chest hair had got stuck under the heart rate monitor which pulled it. But when I tried to adjust it to relieve from pain, I realised that was not the cause..
By the time I got home they were very sore and tender – showering was a punishment. I thought about patching them the next time, but that would mean I have to shave the area around them too – nice, huh?! :S
What is a runner supposed to do?
My very lovely and understanding wife only said – now maybe you can understand a little what it’s like to nurse a baby when the nipple has become an open wound.. Ouch! To be honest, I still can’t.. And maybe don’t want it either. And I’m very, very grateful I don’t have to 😀
A big commendation to all the breastfeeding women all over the world!
Day 2, 2nd sub 40 10k round
1 hr easy