Thanks for all the great tips about my serious (arch) blister situation, you guys. Sounds like some sort of goo-like substance (Body Glide or Vaseline) might be a great way to go for now. I’ll definitely give that a go tomorrow morning when I head out for my 5 miler…. just to clarify… I should still wear socks, right? Goo on arch-area, sock over foot, foot in shoe? (pardon my silly questions)
I’m also thinking about getting new shoes, but let’s be real, running shoes are pricey. I could feed myself for 3 weeks for the price of one pair of running shoes. It’s a sad story we runners have to face. But really, I shouldn’t complain. Our sport is so inexpensive in the grand scheme of things. Especially compared to something like triathlons or golfing.
This mornings masters swim class went better than Monday’s. I swam 3800 yrds in total. Wednesdays are “technique” days, so we did all sorts of drill/non-free style stuff. The pool was a bit more crowded today than usual, so I had to do something I’ve never done before: circular swimming. Circular swimming is what has to happen when 3+ people share a lane. Instead of sticking to my half of the lane (like I usually do), my 2 other lane mates and I had to swim down on the right, back on the left. Like a big ol’ circle.
We spaced ourselves apart pretty well, so we weren’t swimming on top of each other. But since we were doing all sorts of crazy butterfly/breast stroke/back stroke drills, legs and hands were flying all over the place. I’m pretty sure I kicked a girl in the hand. Someone grabbed my foot. I ran into the lane divider more than once. I laughed a lot. It was a fun challenge.
Thanks again for all the suggestions about blisters… I’ll let you know how they help tomorrow!