Stupid me!

09 Apr

I made a (very stupid) mistake on Sunday and ran in new shoes, which is ok to do, but, as we all know, shouldn’t be done on a long run ~ slap me silly! Around mile 5, I noticed that a blister was forming in the arch of my right foot. This happened with my other shoes before so I was not too concerend, it didn’t bother me too much while running, and I had no problems after the run.

The foot seemed ok on Monday, but yesterday (Tuesday) it started to hurt in the afternoon. By the time I got home I was was no longer able to wear my shoe or sock. Inspection time: it seems like I am dealing with two blisters, but no infection. One deep blister and one slighly overlaying the deep one right under the skin, if that makes any sense. There is one small spot inside the deep blister where it seems to be bruised pretty good, which is causing the pain when I walk. I put some neosporin on it (to aid with the healing in case the blisters break) and now sport a nice, big band-aid covering the arch of my foot so it won’t rub against the sock while I am at work. So far it is not too bad.

I am suppose to run today, but I am going to wait until tomorrow to do so.  I want to give the bruise/blister time to heal so I am not miserable on Satuday during the 1/2 marathon. If it hurts tomorrow I might take Friday off from work to keep my food up (other than going to Columbus to pick up my race packet and have nice pasta dinner!). If the blister does become an issue during the first 1/2 marathon, I’ll have 3 weeks to heal before the next 1/2.

The hubby gave me an incentive to run this upcoming 1/2 faster than I did last year. I asked for a necklace from Tarma Designs for this upcoming Mother’s Day: 

He received it in the mail on Monday (I know this because he and a co-worker went in on an order together to save on shipping charges). He said that if I beat my time from last year I’ll get it after the run! 🙂 In my current condition I should finish the 1/2 in 2:36, where as last year I finished in it 2:45. I am soooo excited!

3 days until the 1/2 marathon


Posted by on April 9, 2008 in Blogroll, Stupid



2 responses to “Stupid me!

  1. Nancy

    April 9, 2008 at 11:21 am

    We can all make those mistakes. I have a tag I frequently use called “stupid things I’ve tried.” At least you can learn from it when it happens and laugh about it later. I hope it doesn’t give you problems during the half.

    That necklace is great!!

    Good luck!!

  2. kspin

    April 9, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    I feel your pain. I ran a ten miler last year in new shoes and my ankles were bleeding by the end! I had to take a week off to let the massive blisters heal! I hope they heal for your half!

    Good luck to you! I hope you get your necklace! 😉

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