lost all motivation

Deborahian Deborahian

A few weeks ago i ran ten miles at a slow pace, i was so

proud of myself  when i came home but had blisters on both feet to show for it, now

 i`ve   lost all motivation to get back out there any help please?

savoysister savoysister


It's brilliant you ran 10 miles!! My motivation would be to go to a running shop and spend some money on some really comfortable socks. I love the feeling of new running socks :-) Am quite sad!!!!! Start slowly again and maybe just do a couple of miles to start with. Blisters happen to everyone. Think how far you can run, don't lose heart.

Tony Carroll Tony Carroll

Posted in reply to savoysister

Yeah, stay possitive. Build up the miles again and remember there are no rules as to how far you must run (unless you're in a race). The very very most important part of running is you enjoy it.

Best of luck

Deborahian Deborahian

Posted in reply to Tony Carroll

Thanks for ur comments i went out today for the first, bandaged up the feet and ran four miles and u no what i feel great.



Ten miles is a long run, well done, your feet probably need a rest.  I am reading a hilarious book called Run fat *** run.  If you want a bt of light hearted entertainment and motivation give it a try.  However it is not for the sensitive natured!

sagey sagey

Posted in reply to JulesPLJUK

your trainers should be a size bigger than normal.I ran the marathon and wore different socks ,got black toenails but no blisters and thats cos socks were too thick... i am a size 5 but my trainers are a 6.Well done on double figures ...a half marathon is no trouble now...go go go

Poppy Field Poppy Field

Posted in reply to sagey

@ Jules - I've just read that book too. Although I'm not a complete novice I still found it interesting - and could really relate to the whole *everyone* hates the first 10 minutes of a run - I wondered if I was some kind of freak as I really have to grit my teeth to begin with :-D

croady croady

Posted in reply to Poppy Field

Try using compeed blister plasters on your sore toes, and put loads of vaseline on the others everytime you run. I haven't had any blisters since I've used the good old  vaseline!!

rhilton rhilton

Posted in reply to croady

Blisters are the runners badge of honour - inspect them with pride! Then invest in a really good pair of socks. I am currently loving Balega Enduro Cushion Sock. If you can afford anatomical socks (left and right foot) get those. Good luck!

tomw_b tomw_b


You shouldn't get blisters. Change your socks or your shoes. Socks that stop below the ankle always give me blisters....