I went for a long 90 minute run today and about an hour in I noticed that something was not right with my shoes. Of course, being an hour into the run, I couldn't really just "be home" so I had to run on rubbing arches for another 30 minutes. Needless to say, I knew it was going to be bad by the time I got my shoes off. So I now have two beautiful oval shaped blisters, one on each arch. At least they are matching so I can't favor one foot over the other.
It's funny because I'll have five different pair of the same make shoes and each one will be stitched just a bit differently. Normally this doesn't cause any problems, but I guess something about the socks, the insoles and my feet in the shoes today just was not a good combination. I've worn them without problem before, so I don't know what was going on, maybe my feet were trying to rebel against the long run!
It comes with the territory of hours and hours and lots of miles on the body, but it is definitely a bummer. Especially since I just got through dealing with saddle sores from riding so much. Yes, I spared you all the details about those. All I can say is that it wasn't pretty and the anti-bacterial/pain relieving cream was the only way I managed to make it through and to be able to continue to train.
Anyway, big hill climbing ride tomorrow, so I must get to bed!!