Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome Back Humidity...I Have NOT Missed You!

Why hello September 1st and the beloved Indian Summer. Could have fooled me today when I headed out for an easy 13 miles today at 8:30 am and it was already 85 degrees with high humidity. Funny how you can train all summer in the humid temps then get spoiled when the humidity breaks for a bit. Today's run nearly killed me it was so dang humid. I cut it short and got in 10 and had to jump in the lake to prevent my skin from melting off of my body.

Good news is when the Indian Summer breaks out...
so do Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes...
no matter how hot or cold it is out...
I'm thinking that my afternoon needs one of these.

Ever seen the movie Run Fat Boy Run?

If you haven't, I highly recommend it. It is quirky and funny with a sentimental twist.

When I woke up this morning I felt like I was living a scene out of this movie. The main character, Dennis, gets this awful blister on the bottom of his foot after taking up running in old sneakers. He forces his buddy to pop it and nasty puss dramatically sprays out of it onto his friends face...sounds gross, which it is, but I promise it is funny.

I was greeted by this loveliness on my heel this morning 

This is what happens when I act like I don't have time to put my socks on correctly.
Dang it, I thought that I was doing so good.
Even after my hubby suggested to pop it, I didn't.
Instead I decided to put my shoes on and head to the gym.
Somewhere between squats and lunges the blister ripped open,
and now I have a gorgeous open raw scab,
I'll spare your eyes with the visual.

but I'm guessing that day won't be any time soon.


  1. I'm right there with you - stupid humidity can go away for good!

  2. Holy mother of all blisters!!! I got one in a similar place last week and (wasn't nearly as bad) but the skin ripped off completely from it. Thank you "comfy flats I wore to work." some Neosporin and a bandaid helped it heal fast, but it was the itchiest thing ever while running during it's healing process.

    What is up with the humidity!?! I went out for a run last night with a jacket on, thinking it would be cool. It wasn't. :(

  3. That blister looks painful! I hear you about the humidity! I tried to go for a run in Florida while visiting my sister and it was not pretty! Nice pace in spite of the humidity!

  4. Love RFBR!
    Cannot stand this stifling humidity. My intervals tomorrow will be on the mill.

  5. OUCH!! i'm just cringing thinking about how much that must hurt!

  6. Ouch!! That looks like a killer blister!, not really enjoying the humidity today, but I hear it's only supposed to be in the 60's next week.

  7. OH I love pumpkin spice coffee and can't wait for the bagel shop near me to start carrying it! Yum!
    Thanks for the reminder!

  8. OMG-that is so nasty and OUCH OUCH!! Humid here too and it's pissing me off frankly.

    I LOVED that movie. Laughed so hard. I think you should get 2 pumpkin spice lattes for sub 1:30:)

  9. Run Fat Boy Run is SO FUNNY!!! Loved it. Ummm can you pop that blister now please. Holy it's huge.

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  10. Nice blister, odd spot. I will need to watch run fat boy run. I enjoyed Shaun of the dead with the same guy. Killer weather today, I did 8 and my lungs hurt when it was all over. The news said there was some kind of weather advisory. Thanks for sharing your story, good to know others are suffering too. No idea if it interests you but pumpkin beer and Oktoberfest brews are out in force now too.

  11. Oh my word! that looks like it hurts SO bad Britt! OUCH! how are you going to run with that ??? :(:(

  12. I constantly have blisters... but I've never seen one like that!! I remember in the Surf City Marathon, at mile 18 my huge blister popped and I could feel it! I wanted to stop and adjust my sock but I just powered through. So glad I didn't stop or it would have been damn near impossible to get moving again.

    I want to see that movie, I've heard good things.

    Dear Chicago humidity,
    You are the worst. Now please go away before October. Thank you!
    Signed, Kate and 40,000 other runners.