Moanday Grit Clinic

Hi Grit Doctor, first of all: THANKS! thank you for writing that fantastic book, it really opened my eyes and I got my fat arse up that sofa! I am in my fifth week now, but after yesterdays run I got a blister. What am I to do now? I went for a run today, but I didn’t want that blister to get worse, so I stopped after 15 minutes. Could you help me? Thanks in advance.  From Sanja

A: I hope you are in the UK Sanja because the solution to all your blister problems really is an easy one: COMPEDE – a type of plaster which can be found at your nearest chemist.  These plasters act like a second skin – the plaster raises itself over the blister so that whatever footwear you have on does not rub against it.  The blister also miraculously heals whilst nestling underneath this second skin, honestly they are a perfect piece of plastering engineering.  I find that I can run comfortably with a blister, even a bad one, provided it is sheltered by a compede plaster.  They are quite expensive (as plasters go) but beware of any cheap imitations.  In the arena of blister management, there is no equal.

The Grit Doctor says:

Invest in Compede for all your blister needs.

2 Responses to “Moanday Grit Clinic”

  1. Bonnie June 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    I agree I tried the boots ones which weren’t much cheaper and were rubbish. Thanks again Ruth I can now regularly run 9 miles with some hills thrown in with no walking. Also my 4.7 mile pre work run I can do 12 minutes quicker than when I started doing it. I love my runs and running is keeping me sane through a very stressful period of my life. I can’t ever thank you enough for successfully helping me back to running after my injury in 2009.

  2. Orla June 26, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    I had the same problem once I bought new triners, but unfortunately the plasters did not work, they kept being rubbed off by my trainers but what i did find that works was changing from cotton to synthetic socks and rubbing vaseline on the blister before putting my socks on. Now no more plasters! But still not worked up to the 5k yet, but more fitter now than when I started 😉

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