Track Meet Photos

>> Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Umm, first let’s start with what those spikes did to my feet. I only ran 1 mile in them! Why do my feet get so beat up?!

Here’s my left foot (which didn’t hurt much), and you can see the little hole I made in the blister to drain it:

On my right foot, I discovered this little gem on my middle toe:

But it was the bottom of my right foot that hurt. During that mile run in my spikes from high school, I developed a huge blister on the bottom of my foot. It HURT. Look at how red and inflamed it looks:

Here’s the same photo, only this one highlights the old blister in green, along with where the new blister formed in red:

The new blister isn’t on the side of the foot where I usually get them - it was on the bottom, so it made it hard to walk on Sunday evening.

Anyway, this is what caused those beauties: Here I am finishing up my first real mile run in 5:00.7 (I'm hitting my watch as I come to the line - that's why I look so awkward):

And here I am being presented with a loaf of bread afterwards by Gary, the president and founder of Charities Challenge (sporting his festive red pants):

Last night, I turned half that loaf into cinnamon French Toast for Pharmie.

I made it just the way she likes it: with whipped topping and syrup.


JT 8:49 AM, December 23, 2008  

Yum... french toast! I'll be making that for breakfast on Christmas morning.

Those are some wonderful closeups of your blisters. :-)

You & Pharmie have a Merry Christmas!

teacherwoman 8:51 AM, December 23, 2008  

Those blisters look nasty!

love french toast, btw.

J 8:54 AM, December 23, 2008  

Those blisters are definitely gross - good thing I already ate breakfast!

Unknown 9:09 AM, December 23, 2008  

I've come so accustom to your blister pictures. Good job on turning your winnings into a great meal.

Collin Kromke 9:14 AM, December 23, 2008  

You're becoming the king of food porn!

Wendy 9:21 AM, December 23, 2008  

Fantastic time!! Great job.

The french toast looks delicious...lucky Pharmie.


PS: Have you ever thought about waxing your toes? *halo*

Nitmos 9:23 AM, December 23, 2008  

I'm glad you pointed out what was awkward about your picture. Curious, though, why no "awkward" comment about the oozing foot blister?

Happy holidays!

Trishie 9:58 AM, December 23, 2008  

you're a good husband ;) I did your 20 x 100 swim workout -- only I did mine on 2:05 ... that was a little too easy though, next time I'll go 2:00 or 1:55. thanks for a good workout idea!

Trishie 9:58 AM, December 23, 2008  

you're a good husband ;) I did your 20 x 100 swim workout -- only I did mine on 2:05 ... that was a little too easy though, next time I'll go 2:00 or 1:55. thanks for a good workout idea!

X-Country2 10:08 AM, December 23, 2008  

Mmmmm, cinnimon french toast.

Unknown 10:12 AM, December 23, 2008  

mmmmmm. cinnamon french toast

Bill Carter 10:23 AM, December 23, 2008  

Great run Steve!


jen 10:52 AM, December 23, 2008  

Nice run Steve. :)

Like Kathleen above, I'm going to make french toast for breakfast on Christmas morning too. Yum!

Kelly 10:55 AM, December 23, 2008  

I think there is something wrong with your feet. No one should get blisters as often as you do!

joyRuN 11:33 AM, December 23, 2008  

Damn your feet are HOT.

(Retching sound)

Lisa T 11:58 AM, December 23, 2008  

You really need to see Run Fatboy Run- just for the blister scene.

CoyoteGirl 12:19 PM, December 23, 2008  

Hairy toes! Blisters! Yikes!

It's those Minnesota winters with your feet crammed in soft squishy warm boots that make feet all soft and blister prone.

But yikes, I'm surprised by all the damage you managed to do to them in only 1600m.

Love your blog, you make me laugh everytime I visit.

duchossois 12:19 PM, December 23, 2008  

Must you mix gross photos of your blistery foot with images of delicious food, in the same blog? ;-)

Marlene 12:28 PM, December 23, 2008  

Awesome finish line pic - I always love the awkward ones where we're reaching for our watches. Congrats again on the 5:00.

Hope those blisters heal up quickly - yikes.

tfh 12:59 PM, December 23, 2008  

Let's face it: you need to make cinnamon french toast once in awhile to make up for feet like that.

GoBigGreen 1:22 PM, December 23, 2008  

So THAT was draining in the same lane as I was swimming. Man, I would have swum faster had i known that!

Steve Stenzel 1:48 PM, December 23, 2008  

No Julia, it was already drained. Nothing was oozing into our lane! I promise.

Amytrigirl (aka Amybee) 4:31 PM, December 23, 2008  

Yikes and Yum!

Also, thanks for a great, easy pool workout.

I'll do that one soon.

Happy holidays.

chia 9:49 PM, December 23, 2008  

Such festive tootsies you have there! Merry Xmas!

brendaj 10:35 PM, December 23, 2008  

Nice juxtaposition of toes with yummy food.

J~Mom 11:18 PM, December 23, 2008  

mmmm yummy....guess what I am talking about. LOL

Michelle 7:28 AM, December 24, 2008  

Ewww on the blisters but you made up for it Steve with that photo of the cinnamon french toast!!! It is my favorite food ever!!!!!!!

HAPPY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!!!

Keep it real in 09 dude!!!

Oh and you look amazing crossing that finish line!!!

Jo Lynn 11:26 AM, December 24, 2008  

Blisters BAD.
Whipped cream and syrup topped cinnamon french bread french toast GOOD!!!!!
Man I'm hungry. ;)

Carolina John 12:40 PM, December 24, 2008  

Wow those toe blisters really put me in the christmas spirit!

merry christmas steve.

Anonymous,  1:31 PM, December 24, 2008  

Definitely the most photogenic feet on the web. Those toes are like the protagonists of old-fashioned cliff-hanger serials. We tune in avidly, for their Latest Adventure. Maybe one day they'll be as famous as Barbara Stanwyck's ankle in Double Indemnity. Charities will auction off your dirty old socks on e-bay....

Next week: Attack of the Killer Fungus....

P.S. How about scratch'n sniff cards, with highly inventive scents to accompany the hair-raising graphics.

Yes, an olfactory dimension, to make your bloq a total all-sensory experience for hard-core fans!

Torture-Toe Tortilla, Jasmine Toe Jam Session, Tinactin Tincture Tingle, Sultry Sole Seasonings, Pedal Petal Praline....

Come on, bloggers, help us out, name a new pefume, for Steve's toe pics....

Charlotte 1:39 PM, December 24, 2008  

Those are some serious blisters, Steve. Blech. You are a super-nice husband tho! The french toast looks delish! Merry Christmas.

Kevin 7:06 PM, December 24, 2008  

You never fail to post gross pictures. Somehow its like a train wreck, you just cant turn away

Judi 8:34 PM, December 24, 2008  

the feet pix plus food pix doesn't seem too appealing together. lol.

merry xmas...

Nat 8:47 PM, December 24, 2008  

The French toast looks yummy.

I'm sorry about the feet... occupational hazard I guess

Kim 7:35 PM, December 25, 2008  

Oh Steve...the pictures of the feet...not so pretty.

The pictures of the french toast...oh so yummy. Looks fabulous.

Hope you're feeling better.

EPP 8:54 AM, May 21, 2010  

It is surprisingly hard to find good pictures of blisters from the internet, so thanks for these :D

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