I wasn't feeling really well yesterday, so I decided to take the day off. And, my legs were still sore today, so I wanted to do something a little more gentle than the elliptical machine. So, I thought I'd go for a nice walk this afternoon. I had a new pair of walking shoes, so I thought I was pampering myself when I headed out the door.
Boy was I wrong! About fifteen minutes into the walk I realized my right heel was lifting in the new shoes, and was rubbing. I stopped and tied the shoe tighter thinking that would help. Again, I was wrong. A few minutes later I decided to call Steve and ask him to pick me up. I've never had to do that before. When I got home, I had a huge, open blister on the back of my heel. So much for a gentle walk!
I was lucky in that we had some tegaderm bandages, and I was able to get the whole thing covered really quickly. But, it's still been hurting for most of the afternoon. But, the good news is that I got almost half an hour of walking, at a 3.1 pace. For me, that's a pretty good pace. I would have been happier with an hour at pace, but you live and learn.
Exercise: 30 minute walk
Gratitude: Having Steve come get me when I realized I was hurting.