Shady business

April 14, 2010

File this under “I-should-know-better”:

On long runs, I make sure to slap on some sunscreen (current favourite is the new Climatik Outdoor Protective Lotion from Marcelle — hey, if it’s good enough for Olympic Gold Medallist Jennifer Heil, then it’s good enough for regular ol’ weekend-warrior me). It comes in a sleek little tube (slim enough to tuck into my hydration belt so I can reapply while out working up a sweat — the downside is that at only 50 mL, I go through a tube pretty darn quickly) and its formulation was developed to handle the extreme variations of our lovely Canadian climate. 

And yet while I make sure to slather on UV protection, I don’t wear sunglasses on my run.

Come to think of it, a lot of the runners I see aren’t sporting shades either. Learning about the potential dangers to the eyes from UV exposure is enough to get me to change my ways, though. My next gear investment will most definitely be a pair of running sunglasses — I’m kinda digging this pair called Forsake from Oakley.

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  • 1. miriam  |  April 14, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    I don’t wear sunglasses when I run either. I find that the sweat gathers where the glasses rest on my nose and/or touch my cheeks and I end up with pimples, blech!

  • 2. Misty  |  April 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Love those Oakleys! But I agree with Miriam, you need to find a pair that is designed to withstand fluids :) I’ve had more success with the kind that have the little tabs around the nose than the flat/smooth ones pictured (at least as far as the perspiration factor goes).

  • 3. healthandswellness  |  April 14, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Ugh. And I do hate to sweat… guess I’ll have to test out a few different styles. Thanks, ladies!

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