A 34-year-old mother of two, Julie Nisbet jogged 21 hours through England from coast-to-coast alongside Hadrian’s Wall.
Small sacs of pus started to developed on her calves by the sunburn initiating her to yelp in agony and pursue medical management. To her dismay they only developed bigger, occupying a major percentage of her legs. She’s still in discomfort even after a week..
“I was wearing sun cream at the start of the race but hadn’t reapplied,” Nisbet said. “Sweat and water had pretty much got rid of what I had on the backs of my legs.”
A base tan is not sufficient to avoid sunburn and the lack of proper practice to protect your skin will have long-term downside effects.
Source: Twitter post by Julie Nisbet