This post is not for the faint of heart. If you are easily disgusted or offended…well, you probably wouldn’t be here in the first place. Presumably, men get this too, just different.
I awoke to this fire-y itching. I just think, dry skin. And then I was itching like a monkey, what the hell?! I haven’t changed soap or riding shorts. By the time morning came, I had to investigate. Mirror in hand, I knew what it was when I saw it…PLEATHER. Crap, I’m smart enough to know how to combat such an unsightly and irritating ‘deal’ on my whooha. A little Body Glide never hurt anybody. Instead, I have been riding in road or tri shorts – whatever is clean, sans lube. Friction has caused micro sized wounds that have scabbed = itching and unsightly PLEATHER. Yep, think old handbag or 80 yo lady who has enjoyed many summers in Boca. Anyway, when will I learn? Certainly, I won’t be talking about this next year, in the thick of training again! Geeze.
Next up, 3State3Mountain 100 miler in Chattanooga next weekend. This week is a recovery week – at 6000 swim, 80 bike, 25 run. Recovery my ASS! Country Music Marathon is THIS weekend but I will only be participating as a spectator….in the ‘thunderstorms and possible tornadoes.’ Swear to gawd I heard that on that there TV this morning. Let’s hope those forecasters are wrong like they usually are. That’s just not good times for anyone.