I did it! I did my own half marathon this morning I woke up around 6am and realized the race I was supposed to do was just starting. I felt a little regretful, but knew I made the right choice choosing my friends over a 3am wake up call.
Now that it’s getting warm in SoCal chafing is rearing it’s
ugly stinging head. The worst thing about it is is once you start to get chafing it’s hard to get rid of it because you continue to irritate it and it’s hard to give it time to heal. I’m slathering this in Neosporin and hoping for the best.
It is always best to try and prevent chafing instead of having to deal with it after it’s there. If you know there is a spot that always rubs or rubs a lot when it gets hot – use Vaseline. I personally think it’s better (and cheaper) than body glide. *But realize it can stain.
Not funny: I don’t really like to use the word binge anymore, but I think that’s what I would call my eating last night (that missed the blog). Someone recently asked how I bounce back from a binge, so I thought I’d share…
Bouncing Back from a Binge:
Acknowledge the slip up and decide to move on. Binges can last 10 minutes or 10 days – don’t stay in it.
If it’s really bugging you – write out what you ate on your binge. Most of the time it doesn’t add up to a full pound (even though you feel like you just gained 7). This isn’t dwelling on it, this is just staying accountable and aware of what you’re doing.
Get back on track from the next meal = eat normal the rest of the day/next day
Exercise – it helps you feel less bloated and crappy. Even if it is just a walk, it helps.