“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”
~George Eliot (Good Reads)
That’s my foot.
Got ready to go running last night & discovered the big blister I had from Wednesday was still hanging around. Blah. I had already waited out a lightning storm, a blister was not going to stop me! Rawr! I’m making really good progress on my 3mi goal, so super psyched about running these days.
My first instinct was to cover it with a band-aid, but alas I could only find teeny tiny band-aids & giant adhesive patches:( What to do? What to do? Aha! I folded up some paper towel, slathered it in vaseline & neosporin, then duct-taped it to my foot. As you can see, I used a lot of duct-tape, too. It never budged & my blister actually looked better when I was done. I felt so runnery running around in my taped up blister foot.
I couldn’t remember if I had read that somewhere or just made it up, so when I got home I did a search to see just how far off the bubble my idea was. Turns out, it’s a pretty common practice. I decided to share a few links on the issue of dealing with blisters.
First, My Running Doc, written by a podiatrist & runner, has a very informative post on blisters & when to pop: To Pop or Not To Pop: Blister treatment for runners explained by San Francisco’s Running Podiatrist
Live Strong: How To Run With A Blister
Runners World: Send Blisters Running (a review of blister prevention/relief products & a how-to on popping blisters. I just realized it’s from 2004, but could still be relevant.)