Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Rectum? Damn Near Killed 'im.

Tonight I led a Tuesday night trail run at SM Park. It ended up being S & M Park, though.

I had some inner-thigh chafing on last Sunday's long run. I mean I actually wore my skin out to the point of bleeding. I haven't had that issue rear it's ugly head in quite a while, so it must have been a combination of sweat/clothing and circumstance.

Soooo, for tonight's run, I decided to "lube up" with the Sport Stick...or so I thought. I had it in my kit box in the back of my vehicle, (and it was nearly dark). It turned out NOT to be lube. It was a little lube-stick-like product container that applies in an identical manner, but was DEFINITELY not lube. It was a "sports injury" (muscle heating) product. Needless to say, once I had applied it to my chafing scabs, it was hotter than Hell. And too late. And it spread. Yes, it spread to other parts and pieces during the run.

Ultrarunners are used to a lot of pain dealt out in heavy doses over long periods of time. I knew I'd be okay, I just had to "ride it out." I don't think any one else realized I was in pain...I held many a conversation and even had fun during the run. I just blocked it out of my mind. And yes, about 2 hours after my shower, the sensation was finally gone. (Or maybe I've lost all feeling from my waist, down).

Lesson for today: Read your product containers before use!

Happy trails,
Bad Ben

11 comments:

Coach Tammy said...

haha...priceless! Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of my first marathon (some day there WILL BE a second marathon... seriously!)

Travis said...

I'm not sure about this recent behavior... Crossing the really cold, waist deep water crossings at Rockin' K and now this. Do you have something against your man parts? :) Thanks for the post, it's aways good to learn from others.

Jenny, Maniac #401 said...

So sorry to hear about the problem. I once used some biofreeze on my lower back and it seeped down a bit to low for me too! Lessons learned!
Jenny

olga said...

Yikes, that hurts!!! I don't think I'd be keeping up the fun conversation, I'd let everybody know where it burns:)

Caleb said...

Damn Gina!!!!! Ahh hell, you enjoyed the pain, I'm not going to let you tell me different.

Gregg Lynn said...

you're so friggin HARD CORE!!!

:)

Ben, aka BadBen said...
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Ben, aka BadBen said...

Gregg,

If by "hardcore" you mean a stubborn idiot...I fit the bill.

Ben

Lora said...

Would you forgive me if you knew I giggled the whole time while reading this post???

D said...

One word - OUCH!

D said...

(I'm giggling at Lora's comment.)