Enjoying Spring While I Can


Living in the south has some perks like not having to shovel snow or deal with sub teen temperatures. Unfortunately, that also means we only have Spring here about 2 weeks out of the year. The heat starts cranking up quickly and doesn’t die down until October, for the most part.

Saturday was supposed to be an 8 mile walk. I didn’t feel like going back to the park…I needed a change of scenery. So, I decided to go walk the waterway. It was about 70 degrees and the sun was shining bright!

A friend had told me she read thinner socks are better for keeping blisters away. So, I wore my thinnest running socks (wicking socks too) and set out. My right foot, which was the worst before, gave me no problems. There wasn’t even a hint of a blister coming back but my left foot started giving me fits about a mile into the walk. Since I have my 1/2 marathon coming up in 2 weeks, I didn’t want to risk getting a really nasty blister on my foot. So, my 8 mile walk became a 3.5 mile walk. I wasn’t real pleased with the mileage, but I’m not going to let it bother me. I just don’t think my left foot completely healed yet (the blister is about the size of a dollar coin) so it was quick to get puffy and sore. Next time I will make sure it’s completely healed before I head out on the trail. It’s already feeling better today (monday).


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