We're willing to bet that at one time or another you've done one (or all) of the following:
Gone for a run, jumped back into your car, taken care of a few errands on your way home, done some household tasks, and started cooking dinner--all before showering.
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Gone for a sweaty run with some friends and then hit a bagel or coffee shop together afterwards before heading home to shower.
Realized you'd run out of clean workout clothes, so you pulled out a pair of shorts or tights from your dirty-clothes hamper.wear clean running clothes and shower right after a run, especially during the summer months.
1. Hydrate fully before and after your runs, and cut back on caffeine. Dehydration coupled with too much caffeine can promote bladder irritation and infection. If you don't want to carry your water with you, try these Foods That Keep You Hydrated instead.
2. Nix your underwear and wear running shorts with looser-fitting, built-in liners if your vaginal area tends to chafe. Also, avoid snug-fitting underwear that can sometimes cause irritation (check out these Top 11 Sports Bras for Every Size to find the right fit). In winter, wear synthetic undies as a protective layer under your nylon tights, which can be irritating.
3. If you're menstruating, use unscented sanitary products to avoid irritation, and change your tampon or pad right after you run.
4. If you experience a bout of "runner's trots," common during hot-weather running, wipe your bottom carefully. Your feces can easily contaminate your vagina and cause infection.race.