Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Stupid Blister

Today I went back to the Griggs Reservoir Frisbee Golf course to take a picture of the log that was cut to look like a toilet. I never noticed before that cars are not allowed down there, so I had to walk the one-quarter mile on the uneven, pot-holed asphalt -- in heels. Though I was worried about scuffing my shoes, I didn't think anything of it because I wear those heels all of the time.

When I got home early this evening, I rushed to put on walking clothes so I could get in a couple miles. (It was beautiful outside!) As soon as I put on my shoes, I knew something wasn't right. But I was in a hurry to get out before the sun started to set, so I ignored the weird rubbing on my right heel.

My plan was to walk to the library, do one lap around the park and return for a little over 3 miles round trip. About half a block from my house, my heel was rubbing enough that I stopped to play with my shoe to make it stop. It didn't stop.

After a mile, I stopped again to try to get the rubbing to stop and it didn't stop. I was not about to turn around, so I kept going and eventually, my heel stopped hurting. Yea!

My new blister.
After arriving home, I took off my shoes and discovered why my heel wasn't hurting. The blood from the broken blister stopped the sock and shoe from rubbing my heel.

It's a little early in the training season for this! I'm going to have to be a little more careful.


Aric M. said...

I hate blisters, Happened with my new shoes in the same spot before I broke them in, had to train with band aids over them.

Cindi said...

When I trained for my first marathon, I had blisters all of the time. I thought it was normal. Found out I had wrinkles in the liners of my shoes. I used to consider myself the queen of blisters and I bought more Blister Block than anyone I knew. Once the wrinkles were gone, so were most of the blisters. Luckily, I don't get them very often anymore!