Sometimes, I forget that a bulk of my readers aren't runners. Strangely enough, a lot of you read my blog for the following reasons:
Whatever reason why you're here, you are HERE! And for this, I thank you.
Dozens of people asked me this question before but I received a lot of inboxes on my social networks regarding a term that I used several times while at the AirBnB Brooklyn Half Marathon course. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm here to take five minutes of your time to talk to you about "chub rub."
...The Fuck is Chub Rub?
...so glad you asked.
Technical Term: Friction Burn
My definition: WTF! It burns!
Chub rub, or friction burn, is an affectionate term that comes from your inner thighs rubbing together to create a bon fire between your legs. If it gets exceptionally bad, your skin will start bleeding. If you start feeling like your thighs are making love vigorously, you are already in trouble. Oh, may I add that you can experience chub rub under your armpits too?
Contrary to belief, this is not just a fat person or woman specific thing. It can happen to athletes and non athletes alike. Sure, a lot of thick lumped people like myself experience it more than others, some of our skinny compadres go through it too, especially in the warmer months. It can get so bad that some folks avoid wearing short shorts and dresses altogether.
So What Can I Do?
Thankfully, there's several ways that you can go about it:
Did you ever experience the dreaded chub rub? Any tips or suggestions that I missed on my list? Please feel free to share or make suggestions here.