Boy, I am really very bad about keeping this up-to-date.
Where was I?
Oh yes, last we met, I talked about my shiny new shoes and how I was getting blisters every time I so much as thought about walking. Well, since then I've been trying to figure out a way to eradicate the little buggers from my life.
I cannot happily report their demise, but I can at least offer a silver lining: I have not gotten a new one!
This is what's working for me (for now): new socks (Wigwam) and an anti-chafing smear-on product called Body Glide. Yes, yes, I know it sounds like something shady that can only be picked up at your local sex shop. But it seems to work. What is it exactly? Well, I like to think of it as a cross between Vaseline and deodorant. It's supposed to reduce the friction on trouble areas... OK, you know what? I'm going to stop right there before it starts sounding worse than absolutely necessary.
I took a full two weeks off from walking to give my feet some proper time to heal. And, for the most part, they healed. I still have one pesky blister that refuses to stay away, so every time I walk now it puffs right back up. I might take a friend's advice and lance the fucker (on the side - because that's apparently the best place to do it) and drain it so it goes away.
I'm getting back into walking again now. Though, it makes it hard when it rains and I haven't thought to pack anything in my backpack to cover up with on my walk home. So, when it doesn't rain, and I don't have any pressing engagements, I'm walking home again.
Oh wait, did I mention before that I've started walking home at all?
OK, yes I did mention it! Phew!
That's it for now. Expect more frequent updates from me from now on! Must get in the habit!