Because I don’t want to start out with the icky picture, I’ll share with you the harvest from my garden yesterday. My tomato plants are awesome. They still don’t taste like the tomatoes in Italy, but they’ll do. I think I need to make some salsa, that’s the only way I can get my family to eat them.
Now on to the ickier subject… I was having some shoe problems a while back and kept getting a blister on top of my 2nd toe. I thought it was the moleskin that I’d put in my shoe because the mesh was getting thin. But, now I have new shoes and I’m still getting the blister.
It’s not a horrible blister and since I’ve cut back my running days, the blister actually heals between runs. But, I’ve been slathering up with Body Glide on that foot before every run. You’d think I’d be blister free. The angle of the blister makes me think it’s rubbing against my big toe, so I don’t think it’s the shoes fault. Maybe I should go without the Body Glide? I didn’t seem to have the problem before I started using it.
(I tried to crop out my terribly icky looking feet)
Blister aside, my run last night was great. I’ve decided I’ve got a mental thing about not pushing myself hard on speed. I started my run a little faster than I had planned and then decided to practice some pep talking and get myself to finish at the same pace. It turned out pretty well for 4 miles at an avg. pace of 11:30. I did whimp out and avoid the hill that’s at the end of my route (I cut through the high school parking lot instead), but I kept my speed up.
I’ve got 12 miles to run tomorrow – do I put on a bandaid too?
Blister advice wanted… oh, and salsa recipe ideas, too. Have a great weekend. Today is a rest day for me – it’s exactly 2 weeks until race day!!! Yippeee!!
I'm Carrie, a married mom of two in Southern CA. I made my health a priority a few years ago and am passionate about nutrition and fitness. I blog about running, food and my life and all of the ups and downs that all brings. Thanks for following my journey. Contact me: carrie [at] familyfitnessfood [dot] com