Annoyances… Water Bottles.. Blisters…

Starting and Ending point of “the loop” – Lourdes Hospital.

So, since I didn’t do my long run the day before so I felt I should do it last night.  Off across the bridge, and out to do “the loop.”  (For the locals – the loop is a Riverside drive from Lourdes Hospital, down to the South Washington St. Bridge, across the bridge to Vestal Ave, up to the Vestal Parkway, to Old Vestal Road, across the bridge to the Circle, and back up Riverside Drive to Lourdes  Hospital.) 

This will be my first attempt at running with water.

It actually felt really nice to be out running – considering it was 80 degrees!! The Warm weather has finally arrived!  I did discover I am going to have to start bringing a water bottle with me – which is something I have been putting off. I suspect that carrying a water bottle in my hand is going to drive me nuts, but it was the cheapest alternative so I am going to try that first.  The water bottle I picked up has a strap that holds it to your hand so that you don’t have to hold on to it as you run.  I’m not sure this is going to work out for me, but at the cost (compared to $50.00 water belts) – it was definitely worth a shot, as if I don’t like  it – my kids will still use them.

But, back to my run.  I rushed out the door, and didn’t do my usual put the Vibram Five Fingers on, then make sure my feet are properly seated (think when you put on a glove, shove your hands in, flex your fingers and adjust as needed).  I could feel the shoes bunch up between my toes at one point but it seemed to settle, and felt my VFFs rubbing oddly on the side of my foot..  Well, after my run I found I had 3 blisters on my right foot (on the tips of my toes of all places!), 1 on my left – and a place on the side of my foot that was red from abrasion..  So, apparently, I really need to make sure they are seated properly – especially before a longer run!  The best thing I can compare it to – is when I did a long ride on a motorcycle with a new pair of gloves.  I didn’t look at how they were bunching and ended up with a blister on my hands.

Even despite the blisters, and being thirsty most of the way – I enjoyed the run immensely, and look forward to longer runs, though I shall make sure i have water and properly adjusted shoes!!


I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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