I keep forgetting. Should I pop blood blisters or should I leave them?

My friend Google has the answer.

My training continues

Today I’ve completed my three day running streak here in Torremolinos down on the Spanish sun coast. You need to leave the hotel early in the morning. Especially when you are running for a long time, since the temperature easily reaches 35 degrees Celsius. This Friday I ran one hour in race speed – just above 11 km. Yesterday I did a slow run for 1½ hour and today I did a distance run for 2½ hours. The target was to start out easily for the first hour and a half. I ran up a mountain.

All in all, I’ve ran 47 kilometers during the last three days. That is the longest distance I’ve ever run under three consecutive days. My body feels quite OK with the effort. The last kilometer today I held a pace of 5:20 and even though my legs are tired I’m not bed-bound.

Pop blood blisters?

When my kids and I entered the by Spaniards overfilled swimming pool I managed to smack my toe into the wall. That was when I found out that I had a blood blister on my big toe. You receive blisters every once in a while, but what should you do about them. Every time I get one I google it, but I never remember the answer. It’s just like Easter and the fast that you need to google every year.

The Swedish hospital network 1177 claims the following:

When you get a wound or a blister it’s good to:

  • avoid to pop the blister since it protects the skin that is forming under
  • wash the wound clean with soap and water. Liquid soap is easier to use
  • use a blister band-aids to minimize the problems and help healing

Now we know!

Was it just me who thought my big toe looks a bit like Gorbachev?

Gorbachev

My big toe says hi!