I think I need an amputation…

Seriously, y’all (and you know it’s seriously when I break out the “y’alls”).

The normal blisters have all been popped and are healing.

The blood blisters are still gross, and mildly painful – something worse than this but not as bad as this (scroll down if you’re brave).

BUT – something I really didn’t notice until yesterday? There is something wrong with my right foot, right along the outside edge towards the base of the pinkie toe. It is red & swollen, like it got pinched in a door (it didn’t). Yesterday, I wore my running shoes to work, and even they were too tight and had to be removed. Last night I wore flip-flops out to dinner! In public! And those that know me know that’s almost as likely as going out for dinner in ratty sweats. It is just not done (by me).

So – when the Ambitious One let me know she wouldn’t be making our run last night, I was so relieved. I gave my foot one more day to recover – especially since I have a race this weekend (a race that I WILL PR).

I swam this morning (1200 yds in 32:40, which is 3.5 minutes faster than my fastest 1200 so far!), and am again wearing running shoes. It doesn’t seem quite so bad today. I am running tonight after work.

I bought four new pairs of socks on Monday, and am giving them all a go this week. I bought these:

But my toes are so stupid, that I think I can’t run in these. I have the stubbiest toes on the planet, and can’t properly fill out the toe spaces in these socks (first time in forever I haven’t been able to properly fill something out…..I’m a whiz at forms! ha! you went somewhere else with that, didn’t you?), and think that I would end up with more blisters because of that issue.

I also bought a pair of Smart Wool micro thin running socks (my current faves), some Wright socks (I’ve heard such good things) and Teko socks.

I think I also need to see if maybe my feet have changed and that my go-to shoe is no longer right for me. Perhaps I just need a sedan-chair and some strong, oiled chair bearers.