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Once Upon a Time, I Got Frostbite On My Butt This Morning (Read 260 times)

    Did my 8 mile long run on Saturday morning, and it was pretty cold and windy (-6F with the wind chill).  Apparently I should have worn two layers of pants because I managed to get "frostnip" on my butt and thighs.  My fingers and toes were fine, but my well-padded rear end apparently couldn't handle it.

     

    I'm thinking of changing my screen name to Frostbutt.

    ~Kate

     

    "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." -John Bingham

      Ouch! But(t) I'm confused... Is it once upon a time or this morning?

        Does that require amputation?


        just a simple cat

          So you can freeze your butt off!  Will skinny jeans fit better?  #thebrightside

           

          I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house

            While I would believe a chilly bum was the result of the run, I rather suspect the term "Frostbite" was used simply to stress the point.  Said another way, if frostbite had actually occurred during the run, it would probably have only happened if the runner had been bare-bummed and running backwards into a driving sleet storm followed by a dramatic drop in temperatures.  Smile

              Said another way, if frostbite had actually occurred during the run, it would probably have only happened if the runner had been bare-bummed and running backwards into a driving sleet storm followed by a dramatic drop in temperatures.  Smile

               

              How did you guess? Smile

               

              The painful red patches worried me a bit, but Wikipedia diagnosed me with first degree frostbite ("frostnip"), which doesn't cause permanent damage.  Unfortunately, my butt will not have to be amputated.  I'll keep having to work at fitting into skinny jeans.

              ~Kate

               

              "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." -John Bingham

                 

                How did you guess? Smile

                 

                The painful red patches worried me a bit, but Wikipedia diagnosed me with first degree frostbite ("frostnip"), which doesn't cause permanent damage.  Unfortunately, my butt will not have to be amputated.  I'll keep having to work at fitting into skinny jeans.

                 

                My chubs exhibit those painful red patches after pretty much every run; fortunately the running is doing its job and causing said chubby areas to diminish on a fairly rapid basis.  I've had frost bite and it sucketh much; some skin redness due to less blood flow under certain patches of skin really aren't anything to worry about.  Smile

                 

                As for how to prevent the cheekers from getting that red again, I recommend wearing a double layer of alpaca undies; ooooh comfy.  Smile

                  Rosey Cheeks might be a better screename Blush

                   

                  You ran in -6 windchill without an extra layer?  That's hardcore.

                     As for how to prevent the cheekers from getting that red again, I recommend wearing a double layer of alpaca undies; ooooh comfy.  Smile

                     

                    Wait, is there really such a thing?  I've seen socks and legwarmers, but undies?  Sounds cozy.

                    ~Kate

                     

                    "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." -John Bingham

                       

                      Wait, is there really such a thing?  I've seen socks and legwarmers, but undies?  Sounds cozy.

                       

                      My suggestion started out as a joke, but your question got me to wondering...

                       

                      Here's the closest thing I've found: http://purelyalpaca.com/product_info.php?products_id=810

                        You ran in -6 windchill without an extra layer?  That's hardcore.

                         

                        I'd like to think I'm hardcore, but I'm pretty sure I'm just stupid.  I did wear two shirts and a pullover, so my top half was pretty toasty.  I guess I figured my chubby bottom half was already well enough insulated. Smile

                         

                         

                        My suggestion started out as a joke, but your question got me to wondering...

                         

                        Here's the closest thing I've found: http://purelyalpaca.com/product_info.php?products_id=810

                         

                        Alpaca long johns!!  I love how they're advertised as a great base layer for motorcyclists.  Alas, they only have LG and XL!

                        I found a pair of merino wool activewear tights over the weekend, and drooled over them until I saw the price tag.

                        ~Kate

                         

                        "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." -John Bingham


                        Oh roo roooo!

                          Bakerkate, I have that same problem w/my butt getting way colder than any other part, and believe me, it is NOT for lack of "biologic insulation"!  Pretty darn unpleasant, isn't it?  My feet can be wet and still stay warm but my hinder is freezing even though it's dry and protected from the wind.

                            Bakerkate, I have that same problem w/my butt getting way colder than any other part, and believe me, it is NOT for lack of "biologic insulation"!  Pretty darn unpleasant, isn't it?  My feet can be wet and still stay warm but my hinder is freezing even though it's dry and protected from the wind.

                             

                            First glance saw "whiny butt."  Not saying any of you are whiny butts. Smile

                            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                              Bakerkate, I have that same problem w/my butt getting way colder than any other part, and believe me, it is NOT for lack of "biologic insulation"!  Pretty darn unpleasant, isn't it?  My feet can be wet and still stay warm but my hinder is freezing even though it's dry and protected from the wind.

                               

                              In the case of my (not quite as) overweight body (as it used to be), it is the places where I also have no "lack of biologic insulation" where I get the red patches.  As I understand it, the blood flow in those areas is thin and slow compared to the leaner areas of my body.


                              Feeling the growl again

                                 

                                 As I understand it, the blood flow in those areas is thin and slow compared to the leaner areas of my body.

                                 

                                As a biologist...yes, largely, true.

                                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                                 

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