We’ve had this blister conversation before, many, many times. Yesterday’s run turned my “almost” blister into yet another giant, painful blister. I’ve had many theories in the past but now I have a new and improved theory. But bear with me, because this one is a little far fetched – but I’m desperate, so play along.
I’ve worn Brooks Adrenalines for about three or more years now and I’ve loved them like I birthed them out of my very own vagina. And ever since I was fitted with my first pair, I just walk into the store and say “hey, I need these in size 7, please.”
But over the years I’ve worked on my form. A lot. So much in fact that several of my running buddies have commented how much better it is (until I hit mile 17 and then all goes to pot). So here’s the theory: if my form has changed, maybe my shoes should too. I do need a new pair of shoes to break in before Chicago, so I was thinking of maybe getting fitted for a new pair this weekend.
What do you think – am I stretching things a bit out of desperate attempt to be blister-free? Or, perhaps it’s just a bazillion degrees outside and everyone has blisters from sweaty feet and I’m just being a big baby.