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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 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.

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    Thank you, thank you everyone!!! I'm so anxious to get out there and give my new shoes a test run. I may go out tonight for a quick 3 or 4 miler...we shall see though don't wanna push it either, just so anxious!
    4263 days ago
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    It's great that he got you a deal on the new shoes!! Hopefully your blisters will be healed up soon. Bad fitting shoes can cause a lot of problems for a runner. Don't worry too much about missing the next workout. You've got a few easy runs to do next week, and you'll be ready to race!!!
    4263 days ago
    Great news!
    I hope the owner will mention to the employee's to be a little more cautious when fitting people... because after all, we rely on their advice!
    I had a similar thing happen to me, I was fit in a pretty pricey shoe that was too large (I normally wear a 6 1/2 and was fit into an 8 1/2) even after asking mulitple salespeople multiple times "aren't these too big"?
    I refused to buy another pair of shoes from that shop.
    4264 days ago
  • BEFIT021
    Well, let's hope the new shoes do the trick for you! that sounds AWFULLY painful!
    4264 days ago
    I subscribed to your blog just to see how your toes were doing! I hope the new shoes do it!
    Good luck!

    4264 days ago
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    Oh Tracy I do hope the new shoes work out for you & that your feet heal up fast!
    4264 days ago
    I hope the shoes are the solution. I'll keep my toes crossed, but not while I run. Take care.
    4264 days ago
    Wow! I hope this problem is finally resolved. I'm happy for you.
    4264 days ago
    Ouch!!! Your poor feet! That's awesome that he gave you a discount on the shoes and some free socks. I hope your healing time is minimal and that you're able to get out and try your new shoes soon!

    Good luck at the Crim (not sure what that is, but sounds like it's appropriate to offer good luck vibes) emoticon
    4264 days ago
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