Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Number One Thing You Should Not Do As A Runner

We all know what spells disaster for runners, right?  Upping your mileage too quickly, running through injury, drinking a bottle of champagne the night before a race... 

Suddenly I feel like this list is just a summary of my blog the past year and a half.  Huh.

Anyway, no, I wouldn't be stupid enough to any of those things again, right?  Depends on how good the champagne is..

However, I would be stupid enough to get a pedicure.  My dearest brother got married on Friday, and all of the girls got mani/pedis (why do I feel pretentious just using that abbreviation?)

So as they were scrubbing away at my feet, I was prepared to tell them to leave my beautiful runner callouses alone, but I... didn't.  I think I chickened out, or I temporarily was paralyzed by the horror of having someones face four inches from my feet.  

A miserable hour later, I had pretty pink, soft feet.  Swell.

That next day, I went for a pre-wedding ten miler, and got the blisters from hell.  Not quite as bad as The Longest Day blisters:

Some of my less gross blisters from TLD I didn't want to make any dear readers lose their breakfast.

I realized it all sort of backfired when I put on my sexy little wedding shoes and the strap had a blister peeking out on either side of it.  I know what you're thinking; how can I even contain my sex appeal?

Anyway, I have a 20 mile run this weekend, the last big one before my FIRST MARATHON, and I am super not looking forward to the carnage that will be my feet.

Please share something stupid you have done that sabotaged your running... idiocy loves company.


  1. Oh, I helped you on the bottle of champange, didn't I? That was some good pre-race drinking!

  2. Owwww!! And there goes my want to get a pedicure :) Hope it's better by this weekend!

  3. Put some duck tape on it the spot you think you'll get a blister. That is supposed to help, isn't it? Maybe I have it backwards though and it's supposed to be duck tape after the blister? Huh.

  4. I have not had a pedi in years and this is a great reminder as to why I won't! Thanks for saving me some money! Hope the wedding was fun :)

  5. O'dear goodness Kim! I hope those heal up soon! OMG, I don't think I've ever seen so many blisters together on one foot like that! What have I done stupid?? Mmmm, I ran into a door this weekend....

  6. Holy shit! I never would have thought about pedis being responsible for that kind of carnage. Your blog has taught me something very important today and I thank you!

  7. Stupid thing? A large quantity of Guiness the night before a long run. I farted so much I'm pretty sure I killed all the crops within a 10 mile radius of my house.

  8. OUCH :( On a bright note, it's NOT the day before your FIRST MARATHON!!!


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