Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Allergic to Running???

Due to a newly acquired hole in my face (a whole other ghetto fab story in and of itself) I haven't worked out in a week. I haven't run in longer do to a multitude of reasons which boil down to not making the time. After posting about the potential halves, I realized I better get back into it! So, I hit the pavement this evening!

I got hives. From what exactly, I'm not sure: running or friction or the heat. I've gotten hives in the cold before (did you know doctors can actually diagnose you with being "allergic to cold"?? I don't have this diagnosis, but my friend's sister does. It must be true.). I've gotten hives a few times running as well, but this has normally been in the cold, so I assumed that was the culprit. I've noticed these rashes on the treadmill where it's obviously not cold. This leads me to believe that maybe I'm getting this reaction due to friction? I get these reactions in places where my shorts or shirt rub on me as I move. No, it's not chaffing.

Any ideas?

So, I didn't break any records today. I was actually very, VERY slow. But, I should note that afterwards, I visited Laur & The Boys, and ended up walking with Laur & Mojo (the same exact route of my run). Hopefully, if I'm not too sore tomorrow, I'll be able to find another spot with which I can slowly get acquainted.

6 comments:

WanderingGirl said...

Have you changed detergent or fabric softener lately? Lots of people have allergies to them, and a recent change may cause you hives, especially if you get hot (vasodilation will let more of the irritant in) and are getting hives where the garments rub.

KrissyMiss said...

I don't think I have changed detergent...I'll have to ask Mom...

(but not for much longer :)

Martha Butler said...

Lady- I get them when I get hot, nervous, excited, bored, busy, sad, etc. I get them when I run. And when I walk. And when I sit. And when I get married. All parts of life include hives. BUT they didn't until mid-college... Sooooo maybe you're becoming more like me, which would be AWESOME! Haha. Also, I like the intro about the whole in your face. How is that doing?? Call me tomorrow. I had a meltdown today. I am scared of big tests coming soon!!!!!!!!! Love you!!!!!!!

KrissyMiss said...

Martha,
They are not hives like yours. They are not as red as yours and they are much more puffy and itchy! I'll give you a call soon :)

WanderingGirl said...

Could also be dry skin. With the increased amount of chlorine in your life these days, maybe your skin is too dry and more prone to puffing up where the seams rub. Try greasing up with my favorite, GoldBond. Stop laughing. You know that's some serious shit.

KrissyMiss said...

TK,
Good call. I'll have to experiment and see what the cause is...or at least find a cure...Gold Bond sounds like it might do the trick! I'll keep you posted!