Running for Critters: Breaking All the Things

Oh. It's a leg.

Oh. It’s a leg.

PSA: your skin is not SUPPOSED to be all weird and speckly like that. Nor is it supposed to itch like the devil. Turns out, that happens when you run in extremely low temps and the topmost layer of your skin actually starts to freeze, and then thaws when you come inside. Not all deep and gangrenous, like frostbite, but just enough that, after a really unpleasant shower you google “cold run legs itchy speckled” and then recoil in horror at the results because really, eew. Thawing leg flesh.



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