Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    BURGUNDYBABE   30,707
SparkPoints
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Running is Killing My Feet

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

So I've been really good so far about getting my runs in, but it's been rough running the whole time allotted. It's not that I am too tired to keep going, I know I have the strength to get through it. But it is getting harder to ignore the pain in my right foot.

I started getting a blister a week or so ago, and when I went swimming this weekend it popped, and now it hurts to walk on. and worse to run on. I really don't know what to do for this. I wear a band-aid during the day, but that doesn't cut it on my runs.

On a related note, I know I need new shoes and will be able to go get some in the next week or so. I'm hoping that will help prevent more blisters from happening, but I'm not sure what to do with what have now.
SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BURGUNDYBABE 7/9/2014 11:54AM

    I did go to a running store to pick out the right shoes last year, but I need a new pair. The ones I have were super awesome when I got them, but now they are pretty well worn out and I really shouldn't have been using them, but just couldn't afford new ones and wanted to get back into running. It's my own fault.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARGARITTM 7/9/2014 11:13AM

    Moleskin is cheaper than the blister bandages.... Muffy is so right about the proper shoes for your feet....


C U at the finish line

Report Inappropriate Comment
MUFFIY831 7/9/2014 10:25AM

    Totally agree on the let-it-heal advice. Bike or swim or do something else until it doesn't hurt and your shoes aren't rubbing it the wrong way. Also, have you been to an actual running store where they do a gait analysis? They put you on a treadmill and watch your feet to tell you if you pronate or supinate at all, and there are specific shoes for specific issues. A good shoe will change your world - take it from the Goldilocks of running shoes. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
BURGUNDYBABE 7/9/2014 9:27AM

    Thank you everyone! I'm definitely going to look into getting MoleSkin, that sounds like it is exactly what I need.

My shoes are large enough, but they've seen too many miles. I get paid this weekend so I was going to go shopping then, although I will definitely try the site Momto6Cuties recommended. And for the next couple days I'm just going to walk or ride my bike, give it some time to heal.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHERIRIDDELL 7/9/2014 12:38AM

    You can get special blister bandages.They are great !

Report Inappropriate Comment
IRON_RESOLVE 7/8/2014 10:18PM

    I walked the Camino de Santiago. It's a trail in the north of Spain, and I know about blisters. We walked for 5 and 6 hours a day, for 5 weeks. Eventually our blisters got blisters. We used something called MoleSkin, it is a padded reusable bandage, that you can place over your blister, or blister beau beau. It acts as a buffer to the open blister. Ask at the pharmacy counter first to see if they carry it. I bought it at the drug store. You basically wash it with soap and allow it to dry then reuse it. I put mine over my actual bandage that had antibacterial ointment on it. Some people used powder in their shoe, so their sock slid and did not chaff. Not that I have ever heard of a runner trying that, but we were hiking. Downhill was as hard as uphill too.
I am not saying using MoleSkin takes the pain away. But it will allow you to run even so.
I reccomend walking, until your blister heals. Just because if you have a sore, it needs to heal, before you can put the added pressure of running. Now that is just my opinion. You will find what works for you.
Keep up the good efforts in Sparking, and tracking nutrition, so you keep moving in the right direction!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAYLINSTEPHENS 7/8/2014 4:54PM

    Are your shoes large enough? I know, but I learned the hard way that mine weren't.

I don't run, but I wouldn't suggest it either on a blister - could you maybe walk for a couple of days?

Try using Neosporin (generic triple antibiotic cream works just as well) and cover with a bandaid - it will definitely heal faster and better.

Hugs,
linda

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMTO6CUTIES 7/8/2014 3:23PM

    That does make it so difficult. Sorry you're going through that. I hope the blister heals soon. Try runningwarehouse.com. I ordered a 140 dollar pair of shoes and only paid 60 something for them. They are designed for running. I love them.

(They have free 2 day shipping too).

YOU can DO IT!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.