Blister Woes

***Just a warning, this post enters into that TMI area so if you’re a bit squeamish, I totally forgive you for passing this bad boy over***

I love to run. It’s very much a love-hate relationship. I love the highs, I love the freedom, I love being outside. I hate the knee pain, I hate the crazy winds we tend to have in my area and I hate the blisters.

Especially the blisters.

I’m not going to lie, my feet are nasty. I should get a pedicure but I’m just embarrassed by the sorry state my tootsies are in. I’d even go so far to say that they are mangled. I have big ugly calluses from years of wearing (still wearing) stiletto’s and of course, from running. My feet are also very prone to blisters. Not just little itty bitty blisters that are so small they’re almost cute. I’m talking ones that are big enough to be claimed as a dependent on my taxes. What’s worse, the ones I get are under my calluses. It’s nasty, it’s painful and a lot of the time, it sidelines me from running at least every couple of weeks when I’m actively training.

I’ve tried many different things: body glide, bandaids, sport tape, blister pads, double socks. Nothing has worked for me.

I’m desperate. I don’t want to go through another summer with feet that scare the children. So I’m reaching out to you, my fellow bloggers, runners, fitness enthusiasts. What are your remedies? Help a girl out!

BTW, I was totally going to post a picture of the latest beauty adorning my big toe but I don’t need people commenting that my post caused them to blow chow on their keyboards.

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

2 Responses to Blister Woes

  1. Thankfully, I am not prone to blisters. And bandaids usually work for me. So I can’t really help there.

    But as far as taking care of your feet… I use an exfoliating scrub in the shower every day. I lotion them up when I wear socks (which isn’t often at this time of year) and I lotion them up every night as I get into bed. At the very least, helps the callous be less heinous.

    Hope you get some good suggestions!

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