Operation: Blister Protection
After assembling what looked to be a mini-triage unit on my kitchen table this morning, I set out to fashion the best blister protection known to
I had everything you could ever think of: peroxide, antibiotic ointment, tough strip bandaids, moleskin, scissors (to cut the moleskin, not me), and sterile gauze. If I hadn’t thought of myself as the
walkingrunning wounded before, I surely had proof now that this was indeed the case.
After much perusing on Runner’s World online and Googling the “best way to protect blister,” I managed to fashion quite a sophisticated looking barrier. I was proud. “It’s already not as tender as yesterday,” I mused.
I proudly put on my sock, brace (<----hate it), and shoe, and headed downstairs to do an exercise DVD.
I’m not sure that they even MAKE a barrier thick enough to keep me from feeling the razor like pain in my heel when I walk/run. I give up.
The hubby told me last night that I really needed to just give my body a break, to let it rest and heal. I know he’s right, but dang it stinks to admit it. Training for 3 marathons in one year is taking it’s toll on my body. And I’m starting to feel it.
Mainly in my left foot. Grrr. Clearly my positivity I was feeling last night is not winning at the moment.
After the STL Rock N Roll Marathon (or Half- depending on healing), I am taking a much needed hiatus from marathon running for a little while. A little break…not from running, but from training.
I’m off to rest and enjoy the holiday off today. This week will be day-to-day as to how my foot feels for running, and well, wearing shoes. If anybody has any good quick-healing open blister recommendations, I’m open to your suggestions!
I hope you’re enjoying your Labor Day!