Featured Blog Post: Minimizing Sun Exposure
Friday, July 20th, 2012 10:39 am GMT -5 · · Comments · Staff
This week’s featured blog post comes to us from Karen in Lake Charles. Karen is not only a runner, but an oncology nurse, and shares with us some great tips on protecting yourself from the sun, as well as some risk factors for developing skin cancer. Many runners have either been personally affected by skin cancer, or have a friend or loved one who has had skin cancer, as it accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the U.S.
In her blog post, Karen adds a fact about a well-known runner’s experience with skin cancer that you may not have known about:
2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist Deena Kastor was diagnosed three times with Malignant Melanoma. Taken from her interview with Runners World, Kastor says, “I chalk it up to some weak years around high school, when I was running and wasn’t such a stickler about putting on sunscreen and protecting myself. I’m paying the price right now.”
Sun protection tips and more from Karen here