Night before the half marathon
Struggling to sleep, tried making a mental note of 3 things I needed to do before the run in the morning. To help recall, made an acronym of their first letters* – CVV.
- C – do extra Calf stretches before leaving home. Done.
- V – pre-hydrate by drinking a load of W(V)ater. Done.
- V – ??? Spent the whole morning wracking my brains on what this one was for, and fearing it may have been something important. Lost.
Post run shower
Soap starts running down the chest. Nipples start burning. Vaseline!
That last V was for Vaseline, to be applied to the nipples before the run to prevent / reduce chafing burns.
V for fucking Vaseline!