Friday, May 20, 2011

product review with disclaimers.

Last month, the company 2Toms sent me an email to ask me if I had a chaffing problem, which is kind of a personal question, don't you think? 

I also got an email a while ago asking me to try out some really strong laundry detergent for my running clothes, and I wanted to write back:  are you trying to tell me something?  But I digress.

Actually, I do have one spot on my body that gets into trouble on long runs, and that is under the bottom band of my sports bra.  It looks and feels like a terrible, red rug burn and it hurts like hell especially when the shower hits it after the run; it always heals just in time to go for another long run, at which point, it turns into an even worse strip of red burny skin.  Lovely, huh?  So I told 2Toms that I would love to try out an anti-chafing product.

But the ridiculous thing is that I had never gone out to buy any anti-chafing products before.  I had used one free sample of a kind of thick cream product that I got on the Vermont marathon expo, but otherwise, I just sort of suffered through the chafing for no real explainable reason. 

Maybe I was just waiting for someone to send me some.   Now I apply some of this Sport Shield onto my trouble zone before a long run.  It's a liquid product that goes on with a roll-on, like deodorant.  Very easy, and super effective.  I have no new chafing marks or tenderness.  Success!

My review may not totally be fair because I don't have a lot to compare this to, but it worked, it was easy, it smelled normal.  I give it two thumbs up.  Locals, you can buy it at Epic Sports in Bangor.  You can also order online.  Thanks, 2Toms!


Anonymous said...

I am curious about the laundry detergent. I know two people that need it!


Emilie said...

Charlie! It was a Febreze product, but I didn't get any. Let me know if it works! Happy Running!