For Athletes, Risks From Ibuprofen Use

The Times just  put a big kabosh on a ritual that many thru-hikers consider an essential part of the thru-hiking experience.

Some typical statements from trail journals-   ” We carried Ibuprofen, but considered it more of an essential nutrient than first aid, ” and “Carried and ate large amounts of Ibuprofen ( like sweeties)”.

I myself have been guilty of gulping the stuff on my 200 AT thru hike.  But no more.

For Athletes, Risks From Ibuprofen Use – NYTimes.com.–< click it and weep (or get ready to suck it up and ache).

(I last wrote about Ibuprofen in September of 2009)

About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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