Thursday, February 23, 2012

Skating Side Effect: Blister of Doom

Once upon a time, I skated too much.

Last weekend, I was all excited about having Monday off and thought I could skate extra. Between Sunday and Monday, I attended a three-hour team practice, two-hour practice with a league in Jefferson City, and scrimmaged for an hour.

This is what I have to show for it:

Be glad I only took photos with a bandage on. Mega Manic told me that my foot looked like it had a bite taken out of it. She's probably right, and it felt about like that for 36 hours, too.

The good thing is that I learned that I can jam (if not very well) even with what looks like a hole in my foot. I also learned that these blister Band-Aids are not big enough to be useful on a real blister.

After about four months of skating on my Riedell 265 skates, I'm about ready to admit that I hate the way they fit my feet. I feel like I have great control of my wheels, but at the expense of many painful places on my toes and arches.

I welcome suggestions for skates to consider!

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