Day 2 week 1

Done and dusted! Ankle is killing from the blister but did a lot of prep before leaving. Cello taping a plaster to it! Yes you read right cello taped!!!! Lol. Extra think socks ( my feet were far too hot during the run) and teddy bear stuffing in the heal of my trainer to try and stop the rubbing. It all worked a treat. I got a smile from a young couple walking past. Looked like a sympathetic smile But still a smile. The run went ok. My legs at the end felt like led but I did it. Wahoo!!! Next run on Friday 😀

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  • Cello taping? Teddy bear stuffing? Am I on the right site? Still, if it works.... anything to get the run finished. Well done.

  • I know it's ridiculous. It had to be done or else I wouldn't of managed to go out because of this bleedy blister on my heel?

  • It takes guts to run on a blister. Hopefully you don't have to put up with too many of those. Maybe if you feel a hot spot developing, pause and try to alleviate it somehow? (No, sorry, I don't know how; I have only terrible and ancient blister treatment methods that have been banned all over the world).

    A smile like that? It says without words, "Wow, you've got some gumption, hey?" I was reminded of the right way of putting it today:

    The people who matter don't mind,

    And the people who mind don't matter.

    Smiling in pitying admiration (of course they can coexist) is a form of "not minding" (but a bit more positive than that).

  • Thanks Gary.

    I think my problem is that I live in flip flops from April/May to October. So the skin on my heel isn't used to it but once it is healed I think I should be ok and hopefully no more blisters.

  • Ha-ha good improv for the first aid kit and heel cussion!

    I did wk 1 day 2 yest and also feel great and can't wait for day 3 tomorrow! Before we know it we will be on week 9 with teddy bear stuffing trailing behind us!

    Go us!

  • How did your 3rd run go? I am looking forward to my run tomorrow but my leg muscles are a little sore today.

  • Compeed blister plasters, work like a dream. I definitely recommend them. You sound like you are very motivating to keep going - brilliant!

  • I might have to go and buy some in the morning before I go out for my run.