Yesterday, I had the brilliant idea to put my yaktraxs on my old pair of Mizuno's instead of my newer ones so that I wouldn't have to take them on and off each time it snowed. I ran three miles and had the beginnings of a blister, but forgot by this morning.
I got up this morning and put my tight pants on.
(if you want to learn more about tight pants, click here)
Put on my shoes, ran half a mile, and realized that I not only had a blister, but that my heel was cut open, blood was probably pooling in my shoe, and I most likely had the beginnings of gangrene and would have to amputate my foot before I reached home.
Okay, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. But, it still hurt and getting in the shower after was complete torture.
I was thinking about switching to a different brand or style of shoe that would help me cope with my heel rubbing issues, but I had to switch these out two weeks before my marathon, so I just went with the same exact shoe for the second pair. Any suggestions on what I should go to next would be greatly appreciated!