Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Blister in the sun

Pre-workout breakfast: 1 serving Cinnabon cereal with skim milk and a banana
Workout: Ran 4.92 miles in 43 minutes and 2 seconds; average pace, 8:45.

I looked pretty fierce in my Recovery Socks at Saturday's race I have to say. They even earned me the title of Most Fashionable Runner from one of the volunteers.

The socks also earned me something else.

If you can't tell, that's one nasty blister on the ball of my left first. It's my first real blister from running. Seriously. I never got a blister - not when I was running in craptastic $20 Adidas shoes or when I did the Flying Pig in the rain. Run in Recovery Socks and BOOM! I get one fun blister.

I have to say, though, it's not all that painful. I didn't even notice it until I put on shoes for work yesterday. And the pain was minimal when I ran this morning. The pain in my foot at least. The legs and upper body said otherwise. (I curse you, Jackie Warner!)

1 comment:

  1. Since you've been reading my blog all summer, you totally know that I happen to be a blister expert. After spending hundreds of dollars on everything under the sun to fix blisters with nothing working - it's really simple - air. As often as you can, just let it be exposed to the air (sit around the house barefoot). It will make it hard and totally fix it pretty quickly. Just my recommendation.

    Seriously, $20 shoes for your first half marathon? Dude!!!!!!!

    Good luck with the blister. I totally relate!