Blisters and Wellies for Achilles Injuries…

First of all, can I just say how happy I am that our Starbucks at work has red cups in?! Way to boost morale in a cost cutting climate (we just got told some awful news so this has definitely cheered us up!)

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(the one at work carries all of their flavours all year round, but it wouldn’t feel right having my toffee nut latte in July…!)

So yesterday was a tough swim set in the morning (4,400m with lots of threshold stuff) that had us all wanting airlifted out of the pool! I had a rest day on Tuesday (we had a 5 year old’s birthday dinner so obviously I chose cake and balloons over a run session), so at least I went into the pool fresh and carbed up!

Freyja leaves to go back to Bath for a month, so since I wouldn’t see her until nearly Christmas, we agreed to go for a run at lunchtime again. I forgot a rain jacket and socks, but I figured I’ll heat up quickly and I’ve never got blisters before from no socks.

8 miles and 3×5 min tempo later (it was meant to be 4), I hobbled along with severe pain in my foot. Freyja offered me her sock for the cooldown (sounds weird but I accepted and it was HEAVEN) but I went back into work a broken gal.

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(I had 4 large blisters on both feet)

When I collected my towel and locker key from security, I told them why I was hobbling, and by the time I got back to my desk, I saw this:

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(I love the security guys here! please ignore the mess on my desk…)

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(I’m sorry for my horrible runner’s feet. i hope this hasn’t put anyone off their lunch.)

For the remainder of the day, I opted to walk around as little as possible. Poor feetsies 😦

In the evening, we were about to head to bed when Kyle came out with a very random statement (please note these things don’t even surprise me any more. We are THAT weird):

“So I think I’m going to wear a welly to bed tonight”

“Ok. Just the one?”

“Since I don’t have a splint – to hold my Achilles in place while I sleep”

“Cool. Good thinking”

…Totally wasn’t even phased by such a comment.

So then this happened:

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(all ready for bed!)

Wow. What a hunk, eh? :p


Questions for you:

Weirdest thing your other half has said to you?

How to cure blister pain? I’m in agony!

Favourite Christmas coffee?

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