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Face The Music Friday #42

on July 11, 2014

Saturday – Rest – spent most of the afternoon in the pool

Sunday – 5 miles

Monday – Rest

Tuesday – 4 miles

Wednesday – Rest – met with nutrionist & giving my blisters some healing time

Thursday – 4 miles

Friday – Most likely rest instead of tomorrow


Not the most productive week, workout-wise, but I’m pleased that I stuck to the half marathon training program that I’m following. I did the distance I was supposed to, when I was supposed to, and that’s my main focus right now. My issue is that I’ve now developed blisters, dead center, on the balls of both feet – probably about dime-sized. I’ve switched over to wearing only strictly hiking socks (either my Smartwool or Thorlo), plus I got some blister bandaids. Now, these suckers are supposed to be waterproof, sweat proof and last for days. I put them on Wednesday, went for my run Thursday after work, and they basically disintegrated in my socks. I’m actually kind of pissed because it’s almost like they melted INTO my sock – like seriously, there is a sticky residue all over my friggin’ expensive Thorlo socks and those bandaids weren’t cheap either. It was like $7 for a box of 6 bandaids! When I took the sock off, it was crumpled under my toes and had come off on it’s own probably halfway through my run because I could feel the blisters bothering me around that time but just kept going. It’s a good thing the Thorlos are padded because I think that helped me finish out my run. So yeah, I’m pretty pissed off and don’t know what to do next. Hence why I didn’t really do any cross training (which would have been elliptical).

In regards to that nutritionist appointment, I met with him after work to get more details on the plan he had worked up for us. He had emailed me two separate one-day meal plans, one for workout days, one for not, plus a list of food exchanges because I’m so picky and need alternatives for several things he has on the list (like fish, grapefruit, oatmeal, etc). I’m kind of bummed that’s all we got for $75 (discounted rate for Unleashed ambassadors), but we’ll see how it goes. We’re supposed to follow the one day plan he gave us for two weeks and keep him posted at the end of each of those weeks to see how we’ll progress. I guess at that point he’ll tweak it if necessary. We also will now be using protein powder so that should be interesting. He had given us a sample of a cookies and cream flavor (which is one of my fave ice cream flavors) and it’s not terrible so I think I can get used to it. I bought a jar of that and a couple of blender bottles as well. I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted as to how it’s going and what happens after two weeks in case anyone is interested in seeing a nutritionist. I’m not sure they’re all the same, but who knows. I may end up eating my arms and not be able to type an update. That’s what dictation software is for, am I right?



I’m really excited for tomorrow as it’s the day of the 1 year anniversary open house at Unleashed! I’ll be there bright and early around 6:30 to get the day rolling and it goes from 7-2 if anyone local wants to stop by and try out some FREE demo classes. And not just obstacle classes – they’ll be offering all the others, too, like kickboxing, kettlebells, TRX, etc. All the ambassadors will be there helping out with the main tent and spotting people, but we also get to have some of the fun, too. I can’t wait to try out some different classes that I could maybe add to my repertoire. I’m sure I’ll have a post about that after the fact.

This week’s song was just randomly picked off my running playlist. Not sure if I mentioned it, but I’ve been listening to only podcasts lately when I run and it’s fantastic. I just listen for my audio cues from Runkeeper to tell me when to switch from run to walk, but other than that I keep getting enthralled listening to Nerdist podcasts. If you have any others I should listen to, please tell me!!

So anyway – this week’s completely random song is Little Talks by Of Monsters And Men. Have a great weekend!







16 responses to “Face The Music Friday #42

  1. Oh I love that song! Good week, but sorry about the blisters. I looked at my foot last night and discovered I had one on my heel that I didn’t even realize was there. It doesn’t hurt or anything, just weird because I never noticed it.

    I’m curious to know more about your nutritionist visit and how it works for you. I may need to look into something soon myself if I can’t get past this stupid plateau.

    • Courtney says:

      Isn’t it a great one?? I’d gotten those spots on my feet before, but they never actually filled with fluid or became painful. These don’t appear to have fluid in them, but they hurt. One has gone away almost completely now, but the other almost looks like 3 on top of each other. Really weird. I wrote to Johnson & Johnson and all they did was tell me to call them. Kind of annoyed about it actually.

      I’ll definitely keep you posted on the nutritionist. Not to say your experience couldn’t be a total 180* of ours, but it’ll give you an idea I guess. I figured you would be interested since you’ve mentioned it before.

  2. Ugh blisters are the worst! I swear I have permanent ones on the back of my heels! Were the band-aids you were using the clearish band aid brand ones that come in like a blueish/tealish & silver box? Haha those are the ones I always use and I’ve never had a problem with them. So crazy that they ruined your socks. I bet if you wrote to band-aid they would do something to fix the problem!

    • Courtney says:

      Yep! It was that exact one. I sent them an email yesterday and didn’t hear back until after I’d gone to bed. They told me to just call them M-F, so now of course I have to wait until Monday. If they didn’t want people to email them, why let people do it?? I prefer talking to people in writing. I’ll post an update once I figure it out.

  3. Great song! The Nerdist is awesome, isn’t it?
    Ouch, blisters are no good, hopefully they heal quickly.

  4. Ok…I had to laugh and cry with you all at once because summer running can just be awful on your feet. I have had my fair share of running feet “situations”. Seriously- if you meet a runner with real cute feet let me know bc I would love to see this mythical creature lol.

    Jealous of your pool. I need one!:)

    Happy one year anniversary, Unleashed! Sounds like a really cool place!
    Good luck with the nutritionist and I really hope it works out and you do NOT actually end up eating your arm, lol!😉
    Happy weekend!

    • Courtney says:

      Weird, this comment went to spam and I just saw it today! Sorry!

      And yes, the feet are ridiculous. i’m just thankful I’ve never had black toenails.

      Our pool is just a “walmart special”. It’s only 4 feet deep, but it’s enough to float around on and cool off for just the two of us (plus the two besties when they’re in town).

  5. d20girl says:

    Oh crap, I’m so sorry those bandaids did that! I’ve never had that happen, but my blisters are usually toe or heel blisters, so maybe being on the bottom of your foot complicated it. Still, they shouldn’t dissolve and mess up your socks! Hope you get it healed up soon!

  6. That sucks about the crazy expensive band-aids. Rip off!

  7. piratebobcat says:

    Wish I could stop by, but I live way too far away! 😉 Sounds like a great week! BTW, I do really enjoy of Monsters and Men. We have a local public radio station that only plays local/indie music (most of the time) and I was introduced to them through them.

    • Courtney says:

      I hear ya. If you ever get up to New England, I’d love to bring you. That’s so awesome that you met them. I listen to the alternative radio station local to us, WBRU, which is (or started as?) Brown University’s radio station.

  8. dgobs says:

    So… I used one of those blister bandaid things like a year ago and, despite multiple washings, the sticky residue is STILL inside my sock to this day. Dodgy!!

    And I love Little Talks… such a great song 🙂

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