Runners, I need your help. Let’s start with my ankle. It hurts. I have been running anywhere from 3.5 to 4.5 miles a day and upping my distance on the weekends. I love it. My heart rate has even gone down. (Before it would shoot up well above 70. Now, it takes a while before it gets above 60 and it rarely ever hits 70.) Of course, I have hit some snags. About a week ago, my left ankle and shin started to hurt. It’s not excruciating, I can still run, but it does hurt. It hurts the most when I first get up in the morning or directly after I finish running. What’s up with that? Has anyone out there had something like this happen? Is there something I can do? I bought on of those ankle braces but I think it might be too small. I have no idea. I wish there were a runner’s doctor.
This next bit is going to make people laugh at me. It’s about the ass. That’s right, the ass. Is there such thing as runner’s lube? Tobyjoe joked about it last night after I told him my predicament. He also told me to get myself waxed, which I will not do. It’s not that I can’t handle pain, I can. But I am not spreading my cheeks so some Asian woman at Siss can wax my privates. Tobyjoe also suggested Nair. I would rather hand pluck each individual hair than let anyone near my ass with a can of hair-eating Nair.
I have heard of people taping up their nipples. I have no need for that, as my sports bra is super duper and stops any movement from taking place at all. Without going into too much glorious detail, is this normal? Is there something I can do? I need a therapist for my work out routines; this stuff is freaking me out. Also, what other hidden, future problems do I have to look forward to?
Anything goes today. But if you bring up jock itch, I will cut you.