Warning: Just below the fold, I have placed a giant photo of the disgusting blister on my foot! (As I write this, I wonder how many subscribers this stunt will cost me.) If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, don’t scroll down, immediately close your browser, and come back tomorrow for Sweet Tooth Friday. Or just skip to the bottom for veggie burgers!
Still with me? Good! Dealing with blisters is a reality of marathon training for a lot of people, so maybe this can serve as a warning to take care of your feet, BEFORE your blister threatens to take your entire foot on its way to world domination.
It’s really not a blister anymore, just a circle of very tender skin that hurts to run on and seems to expand with every run. I’m noticing that I’m limping again towards the end of my workouts, unconsciously running on the outside of my foot because of the pain, and I know that this is an excellent way to get myself injured. I really need to get this thing taken care of, or at least find a way to manage it for five more weeks until my marathon, after which I can give it a good, long rest.
Aaaaahhh!!! Scary huh? Angela from Oh She Glows wrote a very timely post about managing blisters with moleskin and electrical tape, so that’s my next move in this chess match against what I affectionately call the revolting blob. Does anyone have any more ideas?
While I’m on the topic of disgusting things, I had to induce vomiting in poor Linus today, who swallowed a cotton headband that Maggie, Erin’s little second cousin, flung at him. Kind of funny, I must admit, but I was worried about him. I called the vet and they said to give him a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide immediately. I reluctantly did it, and sure enough, two minutes later we had a girl’s headband coated in doggie stomach acid. Hungry yet?
In Other, Much Less Disgusting, News…
Erin’s cousins left this morning, after a whirlwind four days. We had lots of fun with them; it’s funny how you look at kids differently when you know one is on the way! Here we are in somewhat of a kumbaya moment, which consisted mainly of the girls shouting out Miley Cyrus songs for me to look up on the internet so they could sing along with the guitar. It was actually fun! It made me realize how nice being able to play the guitar will be once I have my own kid.
Black Bean Burgers
For dinner last night, I tried out a black bean burger recipe by Alison from Mama’s Weeds. The best thing about these burgers was that they were SO SIMPLE to make. You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry, and you can even adapt the recipe to whatever vegetables you have lying around. I quickly sauteed some onion and garlic to use in mine, with ground rolled oats and barbeque sauce as the binder. I really wanted to use buffalo sauce, but then again, I always really want to use buffalo sauce. To spare Erin’s still-functioning taste buds, I didn’t, but I topped my burger with it. Including the sauteeing step, it only took me about 15 minutes to get these burgers on the table. And they were really tasty! Still wish I could find a way to firm them up a bit though; I had the same structural-weakness problem with the last black bean burger recipe I tried.
Alright guys, that’s all for today. Hang in there, Sweet Tooth Friday is almost here. And I promise, no more blister photos.
Ooh I almost forgot, “Runs on Plants” won the blog-tagline vote in a landslide, garnering over half of the votes! So I’ve made that the tagline in my current header, soon to be replaced by my new blinged-out one.