First blister from barefooting
Today I didn’t feel like I had much time to spareI have a lot to get doneso I decided to take a short barefoot hill run rather than skipping the run altogether. Adding 1.3 miles to the log isn’t much, but zero would have brought the average down much more.
I managed to avoid all of the obstacles I saw on the sidewalk in front of me, including glass and nails, but still came away with a blister on my big toe of my right foot. Nothing to be concerned about; I’ve certainly had my share of blisters from shod running over the years. What’s notable is that I’ve only had blisters on my arches before. This is a blister on a part that actually has contact with the ground. This indicates that my stride does change significantly when barefoot.
The absence of any blisters on my arches means almost nothing thoughthose are the result of the soles’ arch supports causing friction.
In other news, I like carrot juice, but adding it to my morning smoothie did not improve the flavor of the resulting smoothie. Experiment not to be repeated.