Blisterpocalypse 2016 – 92 Days to Go

If you run you are a runnerToday was long run day.  Things went fine for the first couple of miles, then I started to get a blister which is super weird because it usually takes way more miles to get into blister territory.  Then I started to get a friction burn under my sports bra, the same exact sports bra I wear for every long run which never chafes at all, which is why I freaking wear it for the long runs.  WTF?  It made the run interminable.  It also reminded me that I never shared the pictures from blisterpocalypse 2016.and I really want to document it for posterity.  Warning, gross feet pictures ahead:





This year we have a kick ass line up of speakers including some super cool fathletes and other speakers talking about everything from Re-Imagining Fashion from an Inclusive Framework” to “Activism for the Introverted and Anxious” to “Building Fat Patient Power While Accessing Healthcare” and moreThis is a virtual conference so you can listen by phone or computer wherever you are, and you’ll receive recordings and transcripts of each talk so that you can listen/read on your own schedule.  We also offer a pay what you can afford option to make the conference accessible to everyone. The Conference will be held September 23-25, 2016

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About danceswithfat

Hi, I’m Ragen Chastain. Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Choreographer, Marathoner, Soon to be IRONMAN, Activist, Fat Person.
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11 Responses to Blisterpocalypse 2016 – 92 Days to Go

  1. Steph Dee says:

    Oh Ragen, you inspire me so much to get out there and do my exercisin’ even when I worry that everyone is staring at (fat) me. You do more good than you know! Love from Canada ❤ ❤


  2. When I was training for a marathon one time I remember thinking on mile 18 or so of a 25 mile run that my sock was rubbing a little bit. I thought, “Ah, I’ll fix that when I get home.” When I got home, my whole sock was soaked in blood…the delights of endurance sports!


  3. Penny Wilkin says:

    Wow those blisters are quite something!!! U must have special skin to suffer like that! But if you can deal with those I’m sure you can deal with an Ironman!


  4. gsantollo says:

    I just got hoka one one Clifton 3s I love them!!! Check them out


  5. gsantollo says:

    Congrats on the long run, though! I am on strava if you would like to follow me my account is private so just request and I will approve. I’m thinking about going to AZ to volunteer this year


  6. lsstrout says:

    Bra chafing? UGH!


  7. elizaanne189 says:

    While I was watching the Olympic triathlon events thought of you and your commitment to this effort. I am in awe of your dedication, perseverance, and hard work.


  8. Susan says:

    After reading your previous post about blisterpocalypse, I ended up using the threading technique when I got a killer blister right before our trip to New Orleans! Had a miserable day of walking through airports on that sucker, threaded it overnight once we got to our B&B, and by the next morning it was drained to the point I could dress it lightly with no pain or reblistering despite all the walking I did while in NOLA. Thank you, most sincerely, for sharing that tip!! Rooting for you; keep up the great work with your training!


  9. I like using body glide under all the edges of my sports bras on long runs. Might be worth a try!


    • It’s a great idea, I’ve been in the habit of using it on runs farther than a half marathon, but usually below that I don’t have any problems. I’ll be goo-ing up for all my runs from now on 🙂


  10. Hi Ragen, I know you haven’t posted in a little while, I imagine because you have a lot going on. I wanted to say that I hope the training is going well, and I look forward to hearing about it when you have time to blog again! Go get ’em!!!!!!


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