I had so much fun reading all of your comments on my blister plea! So much great information!
Here is a quick recap of some suggestions that seemed to be popular:
- MOLESKIN (by far the most popular suggestion!)
- Body Glide stick/lubricant
- Lace Locking
- Bigger shoes
- No cotton socks- use double layer socks
- Running technique/heel striker?
I told my MIL about it yesterday while we were out and she actually had some Moleskin at home and she gave me a piece to try out. She actually uses it on the palms of her hands when gardening and raking- what a great idea because I always get blisters on my hands when raking! I will be using the moleskin on my next run! I will, of course, to a step by step recap of it! :)
I want to try this out. I have used Vaseline with little success before. It helped a bit but not much. Do you think I can find it at Running Room?
Who knew??? I never knew there was such a thing! Thanks for the links. I went to this demonstration and ended up doing Lacing Technique Method 1. Here it is:
BEFORE (traditional method):
After (Method 1)
I hope this will give me a much more snug fit!
I was a bit hesitant to go up a size because it almost feels that my shoe is too big because my heel rubs around so much!? If my heel is rubbing around a lot wouldn’t this be because the shoe is too big? At any rate, I have laced up my bigger sneakers (7.5) vs. the 7’s I was wearing. I think I still had problems with the 7.5’s though which was what prompted me to buy the 7’s! Argh.
I actually use Wright Socks and unfortunately they have not helped prevent blisters on my right foot! :( I should get my money back because they have a guarantee… :)
Yes I am a heel striker and if heel strikers are more prone to blisters than this must be contributing to the problem. I have not looked into Chi Running yet, but I may explore that at some point. Right now I am still trying to improve my form with each run.
So my first few steps to combat blisters are this:
2) Bigger shoe
3) New lacing technique
4) Body Glide on inner right foot where I am prone to other blisters (less severe). Can I use Body Glide and Moleskin together? If so, how? Wouldn’t the body glide make the skin slide off? Or would I just put a dab on the blister only?
Right now I am just hoping this blister heels pretty fast! My blister already feels much better and isn’t as bad as I thought yesterday. Yippee!
Day 49 (May 14): Today we are going to do standing calf raises– I LOVE these! We can’t neglect those sexy calf muscles! Do 3 sets of as many reps as you can do. I am going to do mine on the edge of a step.
PETA Vegan College Cookbook Giveaway Results!
Congrats Shelby!!! Please email me your address so I can send you this cookbook! :) Thank you to everyone who entered! Remember the second copy will be up for auction in Shop 4 A Cause held on Tuesday May 19th 2009!!!
We have a couple more guest Green Monsters to show you today!
1) First up, Danielle:
First and foremost I wanted to tell you that I absolutely love you blog. I really enjoy all the fun recipes and insightful posts I read each day.
Also, I wanted to share with you my first green monster that I just made. I was a little hesitant to try it at first since until now I had only used kale to make kale chips and was worried it would taste bitter.
Into the blender went:
* 2 cups kale
* 3/4 cup soy milk
* 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
* 1 TB ground flax seed
* drizzle honey
I was so pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it! I’m working on getting clearer skin and toning up for summer so I am very excited to introduce these monsters into my diet. Thanks for the inspiration!
2.) Amy also made her first one here!!
3) Jennifer is up next:
I recently tried your green monsters and love them even though I HATE smoothies usually! I am in the midst of finals right now and I think they really help me focus AND keep me away from snacking away while studying, which is one of my worst habits!
Bad bad kitty!!! ;)
4.) And finally Lauren also shared her Green Monster Club Initiation!! Sounds so highschool! haha.
Thanks for sharing ladies!!! Keep rocking the GM’s!
See you this afternoon for some FAQ’s!
PS- Comment links are now BOLDED so you can find them easier!!
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