This morning, I got to do something I haven’t done in over a year. I got to run seven miles. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time. I would like to build up in order to run a marathon by next year.
At about five miles, I felt a blister form on the inside sole of my feet. I recalled when I had trained before this happened. It’s not a major blister. It’s just one that will toughen my feet as I begin to increase the miles.
Now I am no doctor, nor do I recommend trying to get a blister. My socks probably weren’t the best. There are probably quite a few ways I could have prevented the blister. Since my shoes haven’t given me a bit a of trouble after 150 miles, I assume it was the socks.
But one thing I do know is a blister will heal and the skin will toughen in time for the next run. These blisters are a minor discomfort in comparison to others I’ve experienced.
Throughout life, we will get a few blisters. Someone may hurt us. A situation can cause pain and discomfort even as we stick it out and attempt to see a project to the end. It’s okay to experience a blister once in a while. Take care of yourself, push through and know that your will come out better and tougher on the other side.