|Hi, my name is Julie. I first began to run 10 years ago, as a way to
lose fat after the birth of my second son, Troy. I went into the
hospital to deliver him at 205 pounds and arrived home from the
hospital a week later at 200 pounds. I had my work cut out for me!
I first began to walk and was able to lose 30 pounds. I soon hit the dreaded plateau and realized I needed to begin a running program in order to lose more weight. It was about this time that Oprah ran her first marathon and published the book Making the Connection. I read this book and realized if Oprah could run, I could certainly TRY to run. And so it began . . . .
10 years, 25 marathons, 40 ultra marathons later: including nine 100 mile races in the past four years (currently training to run five 100 mile races this year), my only injury, my only complaint has been BLISTERS.
Really. Blisters have been the one aspect of running that I could not figure out. Whether I ran 7 miles, 26 miles, 50 miles or 116 miles, the condition of my feet was horrific. While racing there have been many times that I have considered dropping due to the condition of my feet. Many times I have had blisters pop as other blisters are just forming. It is horrible. Every time that I ran over seven miles I have had to contend with blisters. Not just one blister, 10-15 blisters.
I have read everything relating to blisters and foot care that is available. I have tried bag balm, body glide, petroleum and other lubricants; powders, tapes, moleskin, double socks, thin socks, nylons and toe socks. I have asked other runners while running 100 mile races how they care for their feet. I have truly tried everything.
Eventually I found a few ingredients in the first aid section of the discount stores that seemed to help. Zinc oxide helped, but didn't last long. I added some petrolatum to the zinc oxide to create a smoother consistency. After adding and removing many ingredients I came up with a recipe for my Foot Potion and this has changed my running experience.
I no longer have blisters. I still lose my toenails due to bruising, but I no longer blister. I can actually wear my shoes post race! I no longer have to cringe when I pull socks over my feet in the week following a race. It's amazing.
If you suffer from blisters, this could be what you have been looking for. Give it a try!