Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chapter 2 page 117 - blisters gone wild

WARNING: Ugly foot photos below!!!!

See the 4 blisters just below my toes on the ball of my foot?

These 2 blisters on my pinkie and 4th toe are ballooning upw ith fluid- probably going to need popped - YUCK!

I have never had a blister this puffy before. It sticks up 1/4 of an inch. Who gets a puffy blister on their arch? Ugggg, I'm positive this one will need popped!

The photos don't do them justice. They're big! They're painful! And there are enough of them to form a small army. These are only the pix of some of them.

I have literally tried everything to prevent these dumb things. Literally, everything. These occurred when I was wearing Smartwool socks. Today I went to 3RRCo and bought a pair Wrightsocks which have a double layer to avoid friction . . . we'll see. It will be the 7th type of sock I have tried. When I was at 3RRCo I mentioned I had too many blisters to count. Their response was something along the lines of "that's running for you."

So here are my questions . . .
1. Do runners just suck it up and run on these blisters without worry?
2. Do you all get blisters and if so how do you deal with them?
3. If you don't get blisters, what's your secret?

1 comment:

  1. Those are some blisters! I've never had anything like those so I'm of no help. I wear Smart Wool or Feetures(?) socks. My husband had a nasty blister after running in the rain (he had on good ole cotton socks). Do you wear any inserts? I wonder if you land on your feet in a way that cause them and an insert would help?