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Author Topic: Rain and stretch marks (chafing?)
ekdouglas7-
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Post Rain and stretch marks (chafing?)
on: September 15, 2013, 15:12
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I went for my first 3-mile run in the rain today. I came home bright pink allover (everything makes me turn pink!).

After my (lukewarm) shower, my skincolor had returned to normal; except for the skin around the stretch marks below my navel, they were still bright pink.

What is that? Just bloodflow acting differently because my skin is stretched? Chafing from the floppier skin bouncing under my wet tech T-shirt? Should I apply body glide there? wear a warmer shirt?

It doesn't/didn't hurt, but I'm not sure if it's going to become a problem as i continue to run in the rain?

Does this happen to anyone else?

nikki

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Post Re: Rain and stretch marks (chafing?)
on: September 19, 2013, 22:05
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Hmm. I've never had this happen. If it's not tender I would just leave it alone. But you could always use a bit of bodyglide just in case, it won't hurt anything! 🙂

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