Running is a sport full of injuries – twisted ankles, stress fractures, strained IT bands, this list is endless. After running the Yonge Street 10K last weekend, I found myself with one of the stupidest of injuries.
The rookie mistake of chafing had taking another victim.
I’m a big advocate of body glide, but on Sunday my sports bra must have been sitting a little off and a bra that I have worn plenty of times with no incident unexpectantly caused the dreaded under-boob-rubbie. Ouchie. I’d post a picture, but my mother (and common sense) always told me that posting naked pictures of myself on the internet was a bad idea – but it was essentially a nasty cut about an inch long. And it hurt like a hurty thing.
I grumbled for a little bit about it and then realized I already had the perfect solution in my bathroom.
Arbonne Renewing Body Gelee
Arbonne is one of those companies that you can only buy product through a rep directly. One usually gets addicted after going to a friend’s hosted party thinking “I’m not going to buy anything” and you come out shocked that you spent a bunch of money when you promised yourself you wouldn’t, but with significantly better skin than when you went in and a new outlook on skincare. To be honest, the stuff is amazing, and it has turned me into a skin product snob. Just the thought of buying a moisturizer at Shoppers is crazy talk now. Only the best for my skin!
A good friend of mine is a consultant and as a dutiful friend, I hosted a party for her. Hosting one of these type of parties is actually pretty fun (especially if there is wine) and I ended up being able to get some free stuff based on how much people bought at the party. I couldn’t decide what else I wanted and she said “Get this – you’ll love it”. And I did, because I still had free product to get, so what could I lose?
It says on the label that its a cooling gel that is for after sun, sports and general calming and renewing. In reality, I think that it must be made from rainbows and unicorns because it is magical. It can do anything.
I’ve put it on sunburns and avoided the peel. I’ve put it on tired muscles and felt a nice cooling relief. I’ve put it on cuts. I lent it to a friend who had sprained her foot in heels at a wedding and couldn’t walk on it – she didn’t believe me when I said that it was magical (because it sounds like crazy talk), but now she is hooked on it. It’s a little pricy at $56 a jar, but you don’t need much – over a year later, I’m still on my first jar and I use it all the time. Spreads well and absorbs fast. Gives you the tingly feeling of that Icy Hot stuff, but with a much more pleasant smell and it actually works.
And for my boob rubbie? Immediate relief, and 24 hours later, my angry red cut became a healed pink line.
I have no idea how it works, but I’m leaning towards wizardry.
Disclaimer: I was not paid to promote this product, nor do I work for the company. I just simply adore it and want to share the love! If you are interested in trying it and need an Arbonne consultant, please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll point you in the right direction.
EDIT – June 26: I seem to be getting a kazillion hits on this page today. Someone share with me where you all are coming from? I’m just curious 🙂