Monday, February 11, 2008

Bloody mess

First and foremost, I want to thank Nancy for including me in the 9 on the 9th race results, even though I didn't get the full 9 in! Much appreciated. I can only hope we have something similar in March!?!? Possibly an 8 on the 8th??

Prior to running my long run Saturday, I had noticed as I was getting ready that I was wearing socks that I usually don't wear. They are too low on the ankle. Now, this is one thing I have become quite anal with when it comes to running, especially during my longer runs. But, I was too lazy to change them and headed for the gym. I noticed some sort of discomfort on my right heel about 3 miles into my run, but just forced my way through it the last 2.

After 5 miles, there was broken skin and a blister around it.

Did I remember this when I got on the treadmill tonight? Yes. I even had a band-aid on it. 3 miles later, I was hurting, big time. I went to the mat and pulled off my shoe, and to no surprise there was definitely blood. Ouch. Blood on my sock, blood on my shoe! This post goes out to Vanilla... who just posted about his wife's bloody mess!

After my run, I hit the pool. For the first time since I started swimming again in August, I had a workout set in mind. I accomplished and succeed. It was a great feeling. For the first time, I was able to swim 450M straight without breaks!

Now it's time to sleep. We have parent teacher conferences tomorrow that go until 8pm. Yuck.

ORN: 3.32 miles
11:26 min./mile

OSN: 1450M
2x50M warm-up (WU)
8x75M free
2x100M free
2x50M free sprints
450M cool-down (CD)


akshaye said...

ouch.. thats terrible. But nice snaps! Give it some rest or the friction will keeping the skin open.

IronGambit said...

did you clean that bloody mess of in the pool!?!?!

P.O.M. said...

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet. Battle wounds are the best.

Ok, I'm slightly demented.

Wes said...

I made that mistake with my new shoes and got my first blister ever! Blech! Cover it with a sock and run till it hurts! Nice job on the swimming too! Totally awesome. You will be ready for anything, come Spring :-)

Jess said...

Now, that's something to be proud of!

Allez said...

Little blisters/cuts bleed like a mother f-er. All the blood freak can freak you out!

Nancy said...

Your welcome!!

That blister thing just sucks. I hate those. I always think no biggie on the socks and regret later.

I need to figure out these swim times and lengths. I just got back into the pool this week and have been swimming seriously for the first time in about 12 years. I am so excited.

Unknown said...

Wa-Ouch! Funny how we runners are proud of our blisters and black toes! :) Great job on pushing through the run though and then jumping in the pool. Solid.

Jess said...

ouchhh that looks like it hurts! Bet Vanilla loved the pics though because he didn't get any!

jahowie said...

Ouch!! Terrible spot for a blister. Good luck with your conferences!!

L*I*S*A said...

OUCH!! That is quite a badge of honor, though.

Marcy said...

Ewwwwwwhhhhh OMG nasty LOL

Neese said...

haha I was thinking what irongambit was thinking! :-o

and as my dr. said about my illness recently.... that's IMPRESSIVE!

Ian said...

Yay!! At least someone was smart enough to take pictures before washing it off.

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J~Mom said...

Ouch girl!!!

Molly said...

I would hav used that ouchie as a reason to skip the pool...way to power through!
Hope you made it through the conferences OK!
Take Care