I need to start off this post by telling you that my body has 100% recuperated from the marathon. It’s amazing. I have 0 muscle soreness. I do however have plenty of blister soreness! UGGG. This silly blister has become a real hassle! I really wanted to run a few miles yesterday, but when I woke up, my blister was bothering me & there was no way I was going to attempt to put on a gym shoe. I needed to move a bit, so I took Nemo for a walk for a few miles. By the time we were done walking, my darn blistered foot was throbbing. I decided for the rest of the day that I’d be wearing my slippers. On my way to meet my friend for lunch, I left a message for my beloved podiatrist asking for him to call me, as I had a question for him. He called me back as we were finishing lunch & asked if I could swing by his office to take a peak at my damage. So, of course, I did just that! He asked how the marathon went & we chatted a bit, as he examined my beatiful blister. He was impressed that I cleaned it out so well & did a great job exposing it so nicely (ha)! He told me he was going to have to expose the rest in order for it to heal properly. Well, he did just that! He cut away at the rest of the blister & even cut off my callouse. We both chuckled a bit, as I don’t get my callouses removed that nicely when I go for a pedicure. And, honestly, I kind of like my callouses because I feel it may protect me a bit when I’m running. Do you know what I mean? It’s too tender if it all comes off during a pedicure. Anyway- he exposed it & this is what it looked like when he was finished with his handy work:
Just for the fun factor, this is what it looked like before I went to see him:
Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better! So, now it’s super exposed & quite tender. But, he did turn me on to something called a bunion sock. I’ve never heard of such a thing. Have you? Well, this is what my fancy bunion sock looks like on my beautiful raw (blister free & callouse free) foot.
I’m telling you- This is the bomb! It really makes this mess so much more tolerable! I don’t know if I can really run, as it’s so tender, so I may walk barefoot on my treadmill just to keep moving & get a few miles in. However, I do hope I can run in a day or so because I want to run the Women’s Title IX 9K on Sunday in Chicago.
Have you ever had damage like this from a silly blister?