Last night, my husband pointed out that I hadn't written a post since Sept. 20th! Yikes! Seriously, I do NOT know where time is going. My IMAZ training is really ramping up and I just feel like with my training, my boys' school stuff, housework, etc.. I'm barely managing to hold it all together. Plus, there have been some things going on with my mom that I don't want to get into now, that has been occupying a lot of my time as well. Anyways, I'm a total blogger slacker. Hopefully I'll be posting more regularly soon!
Back to the point of THIS post. Yesterday, I did my longest run to date for IMAZ training, 2 hours. Woohoo!! Last week, when I did my long run, I started getting some pressure pain on the balls of my feet, so I thought that I would try a more cushioned sock, that is known to be a good running sock, this time around. BIG MISTAKE!!! At the 30min. mark, I could already feel a blister forming on the side of my big toe. I thought about going into a school and asking for a Band aid, but I figured they would think I was a freak, so I just dealt with it and hoped for the best.
Well, by the end of my run it hurt really bad. When I got home, I immediately took off my shoes and socks and this is what I found:
OUCH! No wonder my toes hurt so bad! AND, yes, I know my feet/toes are ugly....I'm training for an Ironman...what do you expect??! Ha ha! :)
So, here's a question for you: Do I pop it? Or, do I just let it be?
I'm thinking about popping it just because I know the next time I run, which is tomorrow, it will probably pop on the run?! RIGHT? But, I've also heard that if you pop it, it can get infected leading to a bigger, more painful problem. What would you do???
On another note, I had an awesome run! I did a 90M bike/6M run brick on Saturday and felt great. But, I didn't know how my legs would do on my long run. Well, I was actually surprised at how good I felt. Maybe all this training is actually starting to pay off?! Woohoo! :)