In true Barbie fashion, I am stealing an idea from one of my favorite fellow running bloggers Aron. Every Friday she talks about 1 of her favorite running products/things. Granted, I will not have a favorite every Friday – but this week… I DO!
A few weeks back I had tweeted that I needed Bodyglide for my poor feet since my heels where killing my feet after a long day of cold calling in Midtown Atlanta. A few hours passed and Bill from Bodyglide emailed me asking for my address to send me a free product. His reasoning - “since I was thinking of them, he was thinking of me”. SCORE! A week passed and tada a white box was waiting for me at my apartment and in the box was two samples of Bodyglide For Her. I have been a faithful user of Bodyglide ever since I started running, especially in the hot summer months here in Atlanta. But I was REALLY excited to give this line a spin. I loved how I was sent the mini sticks because I tend to pack them with me on long runs and when running my half or full marathons.
I found this product to go on softer but just as easy as their normal anti-chafe stick. Evidently it is made from some plant-derived wax that helps moisturize your skin, which lets be honest girls love to have soft skin. I found it to work just as well as their anti-chafe stick and it is just as much a staple in my running bag. I have never had bra chafing so I do not know how well it helps in that area but I ALWAYS use it on my inner thighs to help with the rubbing and to keep my shorts in place. It doesn’t work as a “glue” to keep the shorts in place, but it definitely does help keep the fabric from running up. The anti-chafe kind tends to leave your skin (at least mine) feeling a tad bit sticky if you go overboard and put on too much, but I did not notice this with the “for her” formula. **Granted, the more you run the less sticky your thighs feel with the other line of BG** Like it’s brothers and sisters, the for her formula can withstand long, warm runs. I went out for a run last Friday, realized I took a wrong turn and got lost (awesome, I know). It was hot (80 degrees) and I was sweaty but the BG stayed in tact and worked the whole run.
And guess what – you can use it for things OTHER than running. I used it for my shorts at spin class because boy do those things ride up and it worked super well. I also use it on my feet for when I am out making sales calls and wear the cute but painful heels. The pain stays but the chafing is eliminated.
You may be saying that it is too expensive but speaking from experience, I know this stuff lasts a while so it is well worth the $7.00 sticker price at REI (where I buy mine). You do not have to cake it on – apply it like deodorant (up, down, stop) and it will last. BG really is a runner’s best friend.
Since they sent me 2 sticks I have decided to share the wealth with my followers. SO! Starting today I will take submissions to win. Want to win? This is how you can (and make 1 comment in my comment area for each thing you do):
- Become a public follower of this blog or comment that you already are. (+1)
- Become a Fan of BodyGlide on Facebook. You can do so here (+1)
- Add me to your blog roll. (+1)
- Tweet about it, blog about it, whatever. (+1)
I am going to pick a winner NEXT Friday! So happy entering!
have a great weekend everyone! good luck if you’re running and racing!