Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Duct Tape - My New Secret Weapon

These are a couple of random pics of Charmaine during our mountain bike on Saturday. We were only about 800m into the continuous climb when she noticed she had somehow ripped open her leg. She never fell off her bike, and had no idea what happened. We joked that the cougars and grizzlies would be frothing at the mouth now. :) :) :)






Our adventure continued without further injury, apart from some major blisters on my left heel from pushing my bike up a long, STEEP road. Those suckers didn't pop until Sunday when I was in the middle of my long trail run (and doing some hills for the fun of it!)

I have found the perfect solution to blisters, however -- duct tape. I'd read about using duct tape whilst perusing some trail running sites. When I got home, I unfolded the flap of the blister, put Polysporin on it, refolded the flap, and then put a bandaid on it. When I went swimming the next morning, I put a piece of duct tape over the whole thing and it did the trick. I'm sure my fellow swimmers thought to themselves, "What in the world is a big, honking piece of duct tape doing on that girl's foot?" But it stayed put the entire swim session. No flapping bandaids in the bottom of the pool from this chickie. LOL!

I applied new duct tape afterwards and did a brick workout and had no problems at all -- I LOVE DUCT TAPE! Hee-hee!

So with silicon in my ears and duct tape on my feet, I'm ready for IMC!!!

9 comments:

Keith said...

Duct tape ON is the easy part. Now lets hear about the duct tape OFF part.

Julie said...

Heh-heh-heh. Not a problem -- I don't have hairy heels. LOL!!

Jenna said...

lol... are you alowd to race when you are so synthetic? and your "cow" story kills me..only you!! I am getting you a big honking cow bell to wear to scare away the things that can gobble you up!!

runningman said...

LOL

Streaker said...

Just don't get those two confused!!! Getting duct tape off the ears will really hurt!

Shannon Keith Wicks said...

"So with silicon in my ears and duct tape on my feet"

You are halfway dun with your halloween costume - a deaf martian?

I'm kidding of course!

Susi said...

i'm going to have to show you how to make a duct tape wallet now. not that you'll need it in your race....WAIT!! WE CAN MAKE DUCT TAPE BENTO BOXES!!!

okay, nobody market that. this one's my million dollar baby! :)

Julie said...

Hahahaha! You crack me up Susi!!

Alan Keller said...

Will the amazing applications of duct tape EVER end?!