Running with a Sunburn

I do not recommend getting a nearly second-degree sunburn before running your first 4-mile race. I actually do not recommend getting a nearly second-degree sunburn at all, but I’ve said that before, and I didn’t learn my lesson.

Kayaking on Saturday was going so well. I had applied SPF 30 before we got on the water, but after 14 miles and nearly 4 hours, I could not re-apply it fast enough or even enough, apparently. By the time we were loaded up the kayaks onto my dad’s truck, he looked at my legs and said, “Are you OK?” Sure, I was fine. I had even covered my legs for almost the last hour of kayaking. But like always, I fried. Continue reading

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