Allergic To Running?

Am I allergic to running? Or does my body just forget what it is like to run outside?  The weather this week has been so nice and I’ve really had the “itch” (pun intended) to run in the cool rainy weather.  In the past, when I was new to running or took a long break and would try to go for a run my legs would sometimes get really itchy while I ran.  It usually happened more in the summer and would go away if I ran a few more times.  I found this article a while ago that says it should go away after you start running more and it is just caused by “capillaries and arteries inside our muscles rapidly expanding because of the demand for more blood” and this can make you itchy.  So this has happened a few times this summer, but something worse happens…

Rash!! YUCK! I’ll have a rash on my legs or sometimes the side of my stomach for a few days! It looks like broken capillaries and this has happened a couple times over the past few weeks.  I’m not sure if it is because I’ve been doing other exercises that don’t make my heart rate go up as high like BodyPump/CX, yoga, walking, etc. but this needs to stop!  The rash might be from the scratching I do like a crazy person outside my house.  Pink Runner needs to run more often to make this stop…


On a happier note, Colby and I decided to go see Legally Blonde the Musical a few nights ago.  I’ve seen it before and have the soundtrack memorized so I’ve been obnoxiously singing the songs for the past few days.


You might have noticed a lot of Tweeting from me a week ago about Vega Smoothies and they were (still are?) having a contest.  Yesterday, I got all this awesome stuff from them in the mail!! I got a bag, recipe book, chocolate coconut protein bars (so good) and three smoothie protein powders!! I LOVE THE CHOC-A-LOT! It is awesome in a banana pb smoothie and tastes like a milkshake 🙂



Love you Vega! Thank you 🙂

Congrats to Cherie for running her second 13.1 !



Posted on July 21, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. You mentioned me! Thanks Holly! And yesss, I shall be buying the shoes I need for my feet sooooon! Ouch–that rash! Good gracious! 😦

  2. did the marks from scratching go away? how long did it take? it happened to me and looks awful. I want it to go away.

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