Monday, October 5, 2009

two things...

(1) i would like to take an Adult Tap Dancing Class.  and then i will practice on our hardwood floors and sing Step In Time and do step-ball-changes until Evs decides i've gone mad.  and then i'll stop.  for 24 hours.



(2) runners, please send help: what's the best way to deal with blisters in tricky places... ie: on your pinkie toe.  moleskin?  2nd skin?

18 comments:

  1. Oh I am so happy you got to see Mary Poppins-- it snuck up on me here and I was unable to attend. It looks fantastic! As for the blisters, if I have a few weeks before a big run I drain them (with a sterilized needle) then cover with neosporin and gauze for a few days. If you don't have time to do that I don't recommend moleskin because peeling it off with likely tear the blister... I haven't used 2nd skin. Hope you can heal it quickly! Great walks this weekend!

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  2. I used something in hs--I think it was 2nd skin, but I can't remember the name for sure.

    So really, this was a useless comment.

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  3. For the blister I would probably just wear a band-aid and a cushy sock until its mostly healed. Whatever you do, though, let it heal well. Once its drained leave the skin covering it until the skin underneath has healed. If you cut the skin away you'll just give yourself a longer healing time.

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  4. If you can- air out the blister as much as possible. But when you are wearing shoes, Band-aid makes a blister bandage that did wonders for me. Whatever you do- don't pop it!

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  5. honestly, duct tape! I use it on my heels, not sure if it would work for the toe - but maybe?! Make sure you put it on when the area is completely dry. tap dancing, love it.

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  6. I;m so JEALOUS you got to see Mary Poppins! I cannot wait to see it myself. I hope it's as amazing as I expect it to be.

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  7. Aw, I want to take tap!!!

    I don't really have any suggestions for the blisters...I don't run, but I dance, and I just make sure I tape the crap out of my feet when (and occasionally before, if I have that much foresight...) I get blisters. Sorry!

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  8. Well I guess I would reccomend second skin, also when you are not walking, I would for sure try to air out the blisters. Also you can soak your feet in epsom salt and that helps sluff off the dead skin and blisters too, I have found that my feet got really, really disgustingly beat up this training round and I have found that the salt soaks were pretty helpful. Also, you can try out wright socks if you haven't. They are suppose to help with blisters and a lot of people really really like them, I just don't because I really like incredibly thin socks. Weird I know. Anyways, if you want to know more you can email me. :)

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  9. Okay, so this might not be incredibly helpful now for your current blister, but I would say go to a running store and have them fit you for your shoes and socks, and also (I know this sounds lame) have them show you how to put on the socks and lace up the shoes. It's ridiculous I know we all think we know how to put on socks but honestly there is a right way and a wrong way depending on the kind of sock... that should help prevent future blisters.

    Fleet feet is great or Run Tex if you have either of those near you! Otherwise there are several Run Tex locations in Austin, so head up here for the weekend and buy a great pair of running shoes while you're at it!

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  10. That's okay. I want to learn the Quick Step, except Husband said no the fuck way, so I'll be doing the Quick Step by myself. Maybe you can tap dance and I can Quick Step and IT WILL BE AWESOMENESS.

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  11. Once you have a blister the only thing you can really do is put a bandaid on it. Do not put moleskin on a blister (it even says so on the package). The best thing to do is to avoid blisters in the first place. I am mostly successful with this by making sure my shoes fit properly. Go to a true running store (not Foot Locker at the mall) and get good shoes. Then ask them for good socks. I only wear Under Amour or Balega. And most importantly - Glide. This stuff is fantastic for avoiding blisters. Most runners seem to use it to avoid chafing on various body parts but it works great for avoiding blisters on your feet. It is also great for breaking in new heels - its not just for sport shoes!

    Good luck!

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  12. I swear by Body Glide- it is the only thing i've found that works for preventing blisters, chafing, rubbing, etc. It comes in a stick that looks like deodorant and it's a god send. most running stores will have it. i also second whoever recommended fleet feet- i can't speak highly enough of them. i had huge issues with tendonitis when i first started running, and it turns out i was in the wrong shoes. they got me properly fitted for my particular foot strike and i've had no problems since. good luck!

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  13. Blist O Ban is a fabulous product that helps prevent blisters. They come in different sizes and look like band aids. They differ from a band aid because they have a second layer on top that looks kind of like a flat bubble and absorbs the sock or shoe friction that causes blisters to form. They are very thin and you don't notice you're wearing them. You can find them online and in specialty running stores like Fleet Feet or Luke's Locker. Good luck!

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  14. I also recommend Body Glide but before I knew of it, I used to just put a crapton of lotion on my feet before sticking on my socks. I only wear Balaga socks for long runs. I've never had a blister when wearing runner-specific socks and this has been during marathon training.

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  15. Try Park Cities Dance. They have great adult dance classes! I take the Broadway Jazz, they have a great teacher and great people!

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  16. Blisters:

    How old are your shoes? Or, were you properly fitted when you bought them? They could be the wrong size.

    Did you increase your mileage? I tend to get more blisters when I up my mileage. But, once my feet acclimate, the blisters callous and I'm fine again.

    What kind of socks do you wear? The expensive $10-$15 tech socks really are better than the cheap Target socks. There are "anti-blister" socks and Wright Socks has a double layer so that one can move and the other does not.

    Wear moleskin until you can answer/eliminate these questions. ;)

    ~carpeviam

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  17. I took 7 years of tap. I will give you lessons. OR I will just come with you. pleasepleaseplease

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