Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Odds And Ends

Today I have a few different things on my mind to share. So here are my odds and ends:
  • Muscle Aches: I increased some of my weight for my upper body workouts. As a result, my arms, back and chest are feeling some aches today. I don't mind the stiffness and soreness that comes after a hard workout. It makes believe I can actually feel my muscles getting bigger and stronger!
  • New Workouts: The spring/summer months always make me feel a bit antsy. I start thinking about changing my workouts and looking for something new. I'd love to get a membership to a local pool so I could add swimming to my routine, but I don't have the cash for that kind of thing right now.
  • Running Shorts: I am allergic to bees. As a result, I carry an epi-pen all the time. I like to carry one on my outside runs, since I have encountered a bee or two while jogging. Unfortunately, I can't find a pair of running shorts with zippered pockets big enough to hold my epi-pen. If anyone ever sees a pair, please let me know!
  • Chafing: Last year, during the summer, I discovered that tank tops cause me to chafe under my arms when I run. So yesterday I went out and bought some cheap running shirts (Thank you, Marshalls) with short sleeves. Short sleeves are ok. It's just tank tops that do it to me. Weird, right? I guess chafing is just part of the experience.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you tried Body Glide?

It's similar to vaseline but does not stain clothes and isn't greasy.
You put it on like deoderant where ever you think you chafe and VOILA, no more chafing.

It's around 5-10$, depending on the size you get.

Sugoi makes some nice run shorts with velcro pockets at the back.