Notes to self to avoid soreness, blisters and mysterious bruising....
- Don't wear flip-flops that have that weird fabric-like bottom when shopping if you want to avoid public embarrassment in a large mall and making your daughter's stroller do a wheelie. *I kid you not, the genius that made the bottoms of some flip-flops kind of like a fabric that is very slippery likely never met the likes of me! As I pushed Em in the stroller coming out of Macy's in the mall, I had to use the ramp, I guess walking on the flat/level floor I never noticed how slippery these sandals were because as I cruised down the ramp, the feet FLEW out from under me as I slipped back onto my bum, luckily keeping grip on my daughter's stroller which did make her do a wheelie, however saved her from flying down the ramp at top speed into the wall at the bottom. I was laughing (and feeling like crying) too hard to stand up immediately and my mom quite enjoyed laughing as well. Throughout the day we had fits of laughter at random moments recalling the sight of me on the floor and my daughter's stroller in full wheelie position!*
- Do NOT go on a three-mile walk in tennies with no socks. *Halfway through our walk I could feel the pain of a blister forming on my heel, a few minutes later confirmed by my mother, who was walking behind me, gasping and saying "OH MY GOSH, you're getting a big bloody blister!" It was only Monday, we were supposed to walk again last night & tonight...no go last night, too much pain to put a shoe on, thank god it's flip-flop season & my work allows us to wear such things. Tonight I might layer on some band-aids and attempt the walk again, with tennies AND SOCKS!*
- When working a desk job, get up and stretch your legs often, especially the day after walking 3 miles for the first time in quite a long time. *I had not stood up for a little over an hour after I first got to work Tuesday morning, bad idea, my knees almost buckled and I stumbled as I made my way to the printer making a co-worker chuckle and ask if it was my first day with my new legs...at least I can bring some humor to everyone's day!*
I think that's enough pain for one day, I'm going to Curves tonight and will be sure to do my stretching, some extra stretching in fact, when I'm done since I also plan on doing the 3 mile walk again with mom, Em and my brother's girlfriend...if I feel I can adequately protect my blister, any pointers would be appreciated! When I read this website it had some good info. I never thought of lubing up before walking!