5 Moleskinny Miles

It’s been a gorgeous weekend over here!  Yesterday especially.

high-five sun! awesome job!

Perfect weather for taking my long run outside.  The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and I was happy.

Oh, excuse me, I mean runS.

Yup, I totally made that word plural.

I ended up doing my 5 miles on Saturday, and then doing it again on Sunday.

Because I’m cool like that.

I’m happy to say that they both went great!

I ran to the track, around the track a few times, and then back home.

My neighborhood is pretty hilly, so I got to work on those little devils a little bit which was good.

On Saturday, I ran them in 1 hour, 1 minute and 30 seconds.

I was super happy with this – a 12 minute mile pace with some hills is good for me!

When I get a little bummed about how slow I am right now, I like to remind myself:

When I ran it again today, I shaved 2 minutes off and finished in 59 minutes, 30 seconds.

Woo!

My leggies are feeling  pretty sore now, but I’m ok with that.  Tomorrow is my rest day.

I’m sure you’re wondering what “moleskinny” is.

Welp, if you were to google that word you would get a bunch of pictures of day planners….what?

In actuality, I’m talking about this:

I googled the problem I was having with the insides of my feet rubbing when I ran, and someone suggested Moleskin.

On Saturday, I put some on and I was good until mile 3, when they apparently moved (I guess because I was sweating a lot).

this gal is weirdly excited about putting on deoderant

I was only slightly uncomfortable for the next two miles, but when I got home and took off my shoes and socks I noticed that I now had nice blisters where the moleskin was.

So today, I applied the moleskin and also used athletic tape to secure it to my feet.  This worked a lot better.  I’m hoping this will be my permanent solution.

Sure, it’s going to be a pain to do this every time I run.

There is another alternative that was suggested, which was tying my shoes tighter.

I felt the need to put a picture of a little kid tying their shoes because...well...I still tie my shoes like a child. Bunny Ears forever baby. (Shut up, husband)

Unfortunately, I recently stopped tying my shoes so tight because it was making my middle toes go numb (which is extremely uncomfortable).

Oh, me.

Can’t I just be normal?

Holla.

Fuck it – I’ll just keep taping my feet.

 

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2 Responses to 5 Moleskinny Miles

  1. Hey there! I had a similar issue and a friend (a race-walker in the olympics!) said to put vaseline on those spots on my feet before I run. It worked pretty well. I haven’t had to do it for a while now because either my feet or my shoes surrendered to the problem. Previously I was using band-aids and medical tape with similar results to yours:) Good luck with your training!

  2. moleskin!!! Moleskin plus what anyway… I don’t wanna know LOL… anyway… you can’t be normal… you’ve got MY DNA! …. great blog!! Aunt T

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