Attack of the BLISTERS!

sandfootprintHave you missed me? Have you…huh, huh, huh? Well, I’ve been really busy! Doing what… you ask? Um, running, sleeping, and eating. Yeah that’s pretty much it…I wake up and do the mommy thing…shuffle the kids out the door with their incredibly nutritious pop tarts 🙂 …then I go for a short run…hahahahahaha…short my arse!!! Never would I have thought that I would call an 8 mile run short!!! But I guess in comparison to my Sunday long runs, which are anywhere from 10-20 miles, these weekday runs are considerably shorter. WOW…have I come a long way! Wasn’t it just the other day I was running a long run of 5 miles? Yes it was! How quickly we adapt! I actually look forward to the long runs now!

My last run was yesterday…it was suppose to be between 6-7 miles. So I headed out and was feeling pretty good. But somewhere around mile 1  I started feeling a slight rubbing on my right foot. So I stretched  my toes out and continued on. But then I felt my left big toe start burning…I tried to rearrange my foot, but that didn’t work. By the time I got to mile 4, I was in soooo much pain I had to turn around and head back home after only 5.8 miles…arghghh! I gently pulled off both shoes and peeled off my socks and there it was….a HUGE blister on the side of my big toe! I mean this thing was about an inch long and about to blow!!! And there was a baby one on my other foot. What? Why? I have been running forever and never had a blister. I didn’t change shoes or socks…it wasn’t wet outside and I didn’t run through any puddles, so what happened? I wish I knew! campbells cream of potato

Here’s my assumption…I had a can of potato soup…Campbell’s…for dinner the night before.  Sounds like a decent meal for a runner right? NO!!! It’s LOADED with sodium! And I ate this salt soup with saltines, cause you just have to! So when I tallied up all the sodium I probably consumed in that 1 meal,  it was close to what a person should eat in 2 days!!!! UGGHHHH!!! So the sodium caused my feet to swell thus causing the blisters.  Did I say UGGHHHH?!?!?!

So here I sit staring at my poor feet, riddled with blisters  and wondering if I am going to be able to run this weekend! I’m suppose to run 11 miles tomorrow, and then run two races on Sunday of 5 miles and then 2. Waaaahhhh!!! I don’t know if I can! I’ve come so far and now stupid little blisters are stopping my progress!

I’ll keep you updated! I promise!!!