Ridge Run week: weekly rundown

Very short rundown today, since it was race week! The forthcoming race recap will likely be very long though.


1.9 miles, 810 feet elevation gain. One last trip up the ‘M’ just to remind my legs how climbing works. I kept a moderate pace, but still managed my 2nd fastest time up the steep way.


1.9 neighborhood miles.

Saturday: Ridge Run

Race recap coming later this week. (I say this fully realizing I still haven’t written the recap of last month’s race.) Spoiler: I finished.

Finisher’s hat. (I was too lazy to retrieve the shirt from its drawer.)

On a related topic…has anyone gotten a blister on the bottom of a toe before? I’m waffling between draining it or leaving it. It doesn’t really hurt, but I also haven’t done much walking since the end of the race. Or worn shoes.

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22 Comment

  1. I really am curious to hear about your race! Huge congrats to you

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thank you!

  2. I’m anxious to hear all the details of the race!!! I’m not a medical expert, but I have heard both sides of the “to pop or not to pop” blister debate. What works for me is to usually pop it (with a sterile pin/needle), then I keep it covered for a couple days to prevent any wear and tear on the compromised skin (as well as to keep it clean). I have had some un-popped blisters dry up and turn into nasty calluses, which seem to hurt more than the blister itself.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      That’s what I’ve done before, but I’m not sure I’d be able to keep a bandage on the bottom of my toe for very long.

  3. I’ve only just caught up on race recaps from May and June! So I totally get how recaps can accumulate! Well done on finishing and I can’t wait for all the details!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thank you!

  4. Kim G says: Reply

    Can’t wait to hear about the race! Congrats 🙂

    1. Hannah says: Reply


  5. Sadly, I too have gotten those blisters at the bottom of my toes 🙁 looking forward to the race recap!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thankfully I haven’t really noticed it!

  6. Karen says: Reply

    Is that a mountain goat on your hat? So, basically, you have gone where usually only mountain goats dare to go? 🙂

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yes, but no 🙂 There’s a (human) trail the whole way.

  7. Congrats on finishing! My only blister was on the top side under my toenail. Wait, I did get a blister on a training run once — it wasn’t on the bottom, but it was bothering me so I drained it. A couple of times. It kept coming back.

    Finally Rachel told me to rip it off, essentially — which is what I did, but gently. That worked.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thank you!

  8. Wendy says: Reply

    Congrats! I’m anxious to hear about the race. I think you can pop the blister but leave the skin intact. I don’t think ripping it off is the right thing to do, tho…

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Oh yeah, definitely not ripping anything off…

  9. I’m bad – I usually always pop blisters! So far it’s worked out in my favor, so I say go for it 🙂
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I haven’t even noticed them since, so I held off this time.

  10. I always pop my blisters. They tend to hurt less when I do pop them than if I leave it alone.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I haven’t really felt these at all, thankfully!

  11. Renée says: Reply

    yeah!! you finished 🙂 always good!

    I have gotten a blister on the bottom of a toe once. coincidentally my “bad” toe but nothing to do with the neuropathy I have. I always clean and drain my blisters and then protect with compeed.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I think I’d have a hard time keeping a bandage on the bottom of a toe.

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