Sunday, 18 January 2009

Rock 'n' Roll Half

I took pictures of my blisters to post here, but that is just gross!  Does anyone have any advice for someone who has hideous blisters on the balls of both of her feet?  I can barely walk!

That said, I had a wonderfully enjoyable race!  The race was well-organized (well, they can't help it if they have 40,000 people using porta-potties and run out of t.p.)  and super fun.  I knew that I wasn't adequately trained, and that the cold I had last week took a lot out of me, so I just decided to walk and run if I felt like it and not worry about my time.

I walked the whole thing.  And my time was 10 minutes faster than my last half-marathon (in Anchorage).  AND - I totally enjoyed myself!

I got to meet Lisa, Karen, Pat, and Eileen.  What fun people!  Taking the bus from Tempe to the start was such a fun little experience!  And waiting in line for the porta potties for an hour was also a bonding experience.  

It is such a joy for a girl from Colorado to get into the warmth and sunshine on a January morning.  I just thoroughly enjoyed myself.  But I do need to figure out what to do with these blisters.  I cannot imagine me walking through two airports, etc. tomorrow if I am not much better than this!

Any ideas?


Marcy said...

CONGRATS MARY!! Fantastic job!! ;D ;D I'm glad you had a great time!

Are the blisters full? I say drain them (but leave the skin on it)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Eek! Not sure what to do about the blisters. Hope someone gives you some good advice for those.

What a pretty medal. And I'm so happy for you!! You had a faster time than anchorage and you HAD FUN!!! WoooHoooo!!

I'm also rather envious that you got to meet so many bloggers.

Joe said...

Congrats, MG!! Glad you had such an awesome time!!

Yeah...use a needle and puncture the blisters to drain them...leave the skin on.

Then, if needed, find some gauze or cloth or something to tape over the blisters. Paper tape is best, if you can get to a drug store at the first aid places. Bandages will also work, if they will cover the blister.

Do wear socks tomorrow. not to bed tonight...let them air out.

You'll make it!!

J~Mom said...

I hope your blisters heal up quick! I agree with what the others said about draining them. Take care!!! I hope to see you at another race soon!!

Adam said...

Good Job and great looking medal.

Lily on the Road said...

ATTA GIRL, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks, you put a smile on my face this morning!!!

Warm water and salt soak, that might help. I wouldn't drain them, let nature take its course, but get some neosporan just in case they break on their don't want an infection, especially walking through airports, you just don't know what's floating around in there! LOL.

I'm so glad you went, AND had a fun time!! Good For YOU

Jess said...

Congrats! Glad you had such an enjoyable race.

I'd drain the blisters, put some neosporin on them and band-aid them up.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Good call on the photo - we would rather gawk at your finisher's medal.

The advice on blisters on here is good advice.

Wes said...

I love that medal! Cool!! Hire someone to push you around in a wheel chair? :-)

The Running Knitter said...

It was fun meeting you! Hope the blisters are all healed and we meet again soon!