Tri-ing in the Holy Land

The ramblings of a struggling triathlete in Israel

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I'm the mother of 3, a teacher and a couch potato turned triathlete.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The stupid things we do

Let me start off by saying that I did my longest run ever today -- 20 km. This is especially amazing considering the horrible week I had last week -- I could barely at all. I've been running on the treadmill a lot and suddenly I was unable to run outside -- it just hurt. Well, today, it didn't hurt (or at least not where it hurt last week). It was a great run.

Now for the stupid stuff... I've been suffering from blisters on my toes, so I've taken to wearing my socks inside out so that the seam won't rub me. Good idea for most socks, but before you wear your socks inside out, it's also a good idea to check the outside and make sure there's nothing there that might rub your feet.

I'm not sure when I started to feel something rubbing the bottom of my feet, but it wasn't too far into my run. I ignored it. By the time I finished 20 km, the soles of my feet were really sore. When I took off my socks, this is what I saw:

This blister is at least an inch across and it hurts. I have a smaller one (but more painful for some reason) on my other foot. I'd never worn these particular socks inside out before and I never will again -- it turns out that they have these textured waves on the outside, right where that nice blister is. Oops. And ouch.

Lesson learned.

Friday, January 05, 2007

I knew I wasn't born to run!

I should have read this article before I ran 18 kilometers this morning. Then I would have had an excuse not to do it!

Ah, well, the run wasn't too bad and after the run was very good. I don't have narrow hips and small breasts (see the article), but I guess I'll keep running anyway.

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