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My heel healed

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Thank you for the sympathy! All better today under my blister tape. And I completed 4.8 miles on a dark and drizzly day.

My heel healed. This was not an equipment failure. My running shoes are professionally selected. I literally wore the tread off pairs 1 and 2 and now I'm seeing wear on pairs 3 and 4. No blisters when brand new! I buy two at a time to give the shoes a chance to breathe in between wearings. They were so comfortable that I bought exact replacements (except for color). I luv my Feetures socks --- I bought them in multiples and won't go out for a serious walk without them.

So what happened?

I think it was a combination of factors that I need to remember for future reference!

Bottom-line: I stopped. Winter was rough (one storm dumped 3 feet and there was more snow from more storms piling on top of that --- and ice). Stopping is easy.

And my comfy running shoes shifted a bit. And my feet got a little softer again. And I put on another few pounds --- again.

A day out here, or there, no real routine.

An hour on a track.

Voila! Blister!

The prevention? Don't stop. Create a routine and stick with it.
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ILOVEMALI 4/24/2013 2:01AM

    I wear a thin pair of good wicking socks under a second pair of socks so the friction is between the socks, not directly between my feet and socks.

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SPARKFRAN514 4/23/2013 9:07PM

    glad you are better blisters are a pain Like your plan to have two pair shoes good plan and special socks are a plus.
thanks for the us date and the reminder not to quit. one rest day is fine but when we talk our selves out of walking / running we get soft in more ways than one you learned a lesson and were kind and share with your team mates. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHIRAZSOLLY 4/23/2013 8:50PM

    I am impressed that you wore out a couple of pairs before this... gotta give yourself credit for that. And I'm sure you'll wear out these, too. Better buy stock in the shoe company. (And those in those cutely named socks!)

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PHEBESS 4/23/2013 8:22PM

    Yup - gotta keep up the callouses!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/23/2013 5:47PM

    glad your heel is healed! Winter stinks! Bring on SPRING!

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KACEYSW 4/23/2013 5:34PM

    You are a true survivor! Fantastic!

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