Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Hate Blisters!

I went to the gym after work. I braved the cold and changed into shorts and started running. I upped the pace and ran 4 1/4 miles on the treadmill. I felt pretty god afterwards. I showed up early (as normal) for my spin class. My intention was to stay for the entire class. I have a stupid blister on the bottom of my foot (that I popped about 1 week ago) and it just won't heal. I couldn't bare spending the entire 60 minutes putting so much pressure on the blister area. Standing hurt the most, but it also gave me a lot of pain to push my legs (sprinting). I lasted an entire 25 minutes. As I limped to my car, I held back my tears (it wasn't that bad) and warmed up (the car was really cold!). I don't know how to make this stupid thing heal faster. Any suggestions?

When I got home, hubby was already making dinner. This was prefect timing. I got in the shower and cleaned up and when I got out, dinner was ready. He made what we call goulash (don't know the proper name). In this mixture, it had ground beef, noodles, macaroni, canned diced tomatoes, black beans, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, chili powder and anything else we may had left over. It was so good.

Each time he makes this, it's slightly different, depending on what we have in the fridge/pantry that needs/should be used soon. I've made this quit a few times, but this is really his dish to make. I'm a lucky one, he loves to cook dinners. I like to cook, too, so we have to take turns and share this responsibly. Our kitchen is too small, so we can't cook together.

Back to my foot...It feels ok when I run, so I will be running tomorrow. When I run, I don't put too much pressure on this area, so it feels ok. I can't believe how excited I am to run 7 1/2 miles tomorrow. When I think back in time, I would hate to be told that I had to run over 1 mile. Now, look at me...I'm excited!

Any Suggestions to heal my stupid blister? There isn't any fluid in it anymore, just sore.


  1. This look sooo yummy! I've been telling my hubby that we should make this goulash that my friend used to make when we were in highschool...looks very similar. He never knows what I'm talking about. Do you guys just throw it all together or cook separately?? sorry, no blister advice. :( sorry.

  2. I think now that it's been drained, just keep it clean and it'll heal pretty quickly.
    Lucky girl with a hubby who cooks!

  3. My grandma makes goulash too - and calls it that!

    Hope your blister heals up. What about trying thoser thick blister pads with a whole cut out around the actual blister - so the area is not covered by the bandaid/pad but it prevents you from putting pressure directly on the sore spot.

  4. I hope your blister heals up fast!

    My Hubby cooks all the time. I love it!