The saga finally--hopefully has ended!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Okay so after trying band-aides, body glide, no chaffe, baby powder, body glide like stuff from Band-aid company, Nu-skin, moleskin, Band-aids for blisters NONE of these items worked. They may of worked one or two times but in the end I have ended up with blisters on all toes and now have a black toenail. I was fed up after last nights run when I knew at the 5 or so mile mark I was getting blisters again. I got up this morning grabbed my shoes and off to the store where I purchased the shoes from. Right away the owner tells me the toe box is too small. The shoes I do have are a wider shoe, but it has a narrower toe box. He comes out with New Balance shoes and the toe box felt wonderful!! I tried on 2 pairs of shoes and without doubt the New Balance shoes won me over. He gave me a discount and then gave me a pair of $13.00 socks for free. He felt bad cause I just bought these shoes on July 6th!! But he gave me the discount and gave me some socks that have extra padding under the toes and on the heel.
I can't run for a few days. I have to give my left foot time to heal. My, not last toe but 2nd to last toe is totally bruised and very tender right now. The Crim is in 10 days, I have to take atleast today probably tomorrow off...sucks totally sucks. Tomorrow was suppose to be hill work, the last day for hills. I dont want to do hills any closer to the Crim than that just because my inner thighs have sometimes been sore after doing hills. I'm anixous to really try out the shoes as well. He also showed me how to tie the shoes where my foot won't slip around and submarine is what he called it....give that a shot and if these new shoes dont work....I don't wanna go there with that thought.