Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A gift for the yucky

Last night's Biggest Loser Finale was AMAZING! How great did Amy and Phil look?! Heba and Ed looked amazing too, but I could not get over Amy and Phil. They were little rails. For those of you who didn't watch yet, I won't ruin it, but Michelle looked great and she was my favorite all season! Her pink dress was too cute, and her attitude about everything was amazing. Vicki looked like Vicki, mean and scheming. I was never a big fan of her and her devious ways. Ed looked great and it seems like him and Heba will keep up on the exercise and hard work too. I was kind of shocked that such a huge number of votes that wanted Ed to go up against the girls. Oh well, congrats to the winner and everyone on the show for looking so amazing at the finale.

Tonight I'm back at it at Amp'd Abs which I'm really excited about. If you are thinking about taking a class, I would totally recommend them at a local gym or a 24 hour fitness if you are willing to look like an idiot in front of other people. At first taking the class was kind of awkward, but once you get past the fact that everyone else is looking just as dumb as you are, it's fun and I feel like it has definitely strengthened and toned and has taught me new moves to do outside of the gym as well. After the class I'll be on the good old 20 treadmill-20 bike-15 elliptical-5 stair stepper program. I feel really good after I work out that hard at the gym.

Today's gift of the day is all about blisters. Those little nagging things you get when you run to far and think, oh it's just a little pain, or it will go away, then you take off your shoe and a huge bump of, okay, okay that's enough! Here's what will help you get through the long runs or even if you are just starting out with running. I used to live by 2nd skin and mole skin back in the high school racing days.

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For all types of blisters, we have the Spenco Blister Kit sold on American RX that can be found here for $6.20! It features Spenco 2nd Skin (which I'm super partial too) and foam pads to soothe, cool and protect against rubbing, hot spots, and blisters. It includes 6 moist pads @ 1" square each in a resealable bag, along with 1 adhesive sheet (3"x5"), 6 adhesive strips (3"x1.5") and 11 foam pressure pads.

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Mountain gear also has a before and after Blister Kit for $18.95 that can be found on their site here. This kit claims to prevent blisters from forming or eliminating the discomfort of them. This kit includes a Blister Medic first aid kit from Adventure Medical Kits and two Body glide sticks. The first aid kit includes 2 strip adhesive bandages, 2 knuckle adhesive bandages, 3 antiseptic towelettes, 2 Moleskins, Spenco 2nd Skin, Molefoam, Non-woven adhesive knit, scissors and 2 double antibiotic ointments. There are also 2 0.45 ounce Body glide sticks to help prevent chafing and blisters.

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Backcountry.com has some options as well that includes the Adventure Medical Blister Kit for $7.99. The option includes GlacierGel, Moleskin, antiseptic towelettes, and alcohol wipes to give you complete first aid for a hiker's feet. Including 15 dressing and 15 wipes.

Lastly, I found the blister kit mecca on
Zombie Runner. They have a foot care section that would battle Dr. Scholls laboratory.

First off they have the
Pocket Foot Care Kit. It's designed for blister repair on the run. It's small enough to fit in your pocket. Includes blister patches and other essential items, plus instructions for use. Find it here for $7.95.
It includes: Benzoin ampules (2) Alcohol preps (6) Antibiotic ointment (2) Spenco Blister Pads (2) Blist-O-Ban Blister Pad (1) Sterile lancets (2) 3" x 5" baggies (2) BlisterShield Powder, packet (1) Engo Performance Patch (2) Trail Tissues (1) Instructions.

Secondly you can find the
Small Foot Care Kit here for $ 19.95. It includes all this : Benzoin ampules (4) Alcohol preps (8) Antibiotic ointment (4) 2" Elastikon tape (1) 1" Micropore tape (1) Spenco 2nd Skin (2) Folding scissors (1) Powder 2" x 3" baggies (2) 3" x 5" baggies (4) Instructions. Seriously talk about a ton of stuff!

You can also check out these great products they have on their site.

Big Foot Care Kit for $31.95
Blister Shield Powder Single Use Packet for $1.15
Blister Shield 8 oz for $8.95
Sport Shield Liquid Roll On for $8.95

Their site was a wonderful location for many foot care items so make sure you check them out if you are in the market for foot repair!

xoxo

24 comments:

*aron* said...

i LOVED biggest loser last night too! everyone looked SOOOO amazing! and i was VERY happy with the winner :)

Amanda said...

I was shocked and thrilled at how great Phil and Amy looked, they were my favories for the longest time. I too was very happy with the winner!

With Love from New Orleans said...

It was shocking.. the women all looked YEARS younger... so did the men!

Kim said...

Amy and Phil looked fabulous. That was fun.

Did you see the way Vicky was eyeing Michelle up and down when she came out before weigh in? She is a winchbag! Heba looked great-although needed a better bra-her boobs were down to her waist. They make bras to hold those puppies up.

I was very glad of the outcome. However wanted the 'at home' prize to go to Amy or Phil.

Marlene said...

I loved the finale! I was blown away by all the transformations.

Have a great workout tonight!

Lacey Nicole said...

i was impressed with everyone!!!!!!!! can't get over the transformations, and how much healthier their lives are now!!! can you believe the next season is starting already in january?! amazing! :)

P.O.M. said...

I love the transformations - especially Michelle! Heba bugged me for some reason.

Kelly said...

I love the Biggest Loser! I was rooting for Michelle the whole time (mainly cause I HATE Vicki, and Heba isn't much better).

loquita said...

My loud reaction to the winner totally scared my doggie! :-p I was VERY happy with the winner. :-D

Janice said...

I love love love The Biggest Loser. I was happy with the winner as well, all though I wish Phil or Amy would have beat out Heba for the $100,000. Bummer, but she did work hard and lost A Lot of weight, so I guess she deserved it too. I couldn't get over Phil and Amy, they were amazing... very inspiring, and they were treated so unfair by the foursome. Can't wait for Jan 6th for the new season. it looks like a good one.

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

LOVE THIS! You are too funny. I swear by moleskin, but the foamy things you cut out AROUND the blister are breathtaking - my trainer in college used to do that, but I had no idea where to ge them until today! wooo!

Cindy said...

i love amp'd abs! i'm always VERY sore after that class. we have a fantastic instructor who also teaches spinning. she kicks booty.

Jenn said...

I'm prone to getting blisters, so thanks for the tips!

And I was so happy about the finale!!! Totally what I wished for. :0)

J said...

Have fun at your class! The after workout on the treadmill, bike and such sounds intense! Way to go!

Marcy said...

LMAO! Ooohhhh girl you have use COVERED for blister protection.

Topher said...

So glad Michelle won and not those other two. So happy for Phil and Amy, though. They were my favorites, too. And STOKED that the new season starts in like three weeks!!!

D10 said...

You are really hitting everything runners need.

jlc said...

Your blog is AWESOME. Thanks for the running tips! I just became a follower. Haha. ;)

joyRuN said...

"20 treadmill-20 bike-15 elliptical-5 stair stepper program". So glad you posted that. I feel like I have gym ADHD when I do that.

Julianne said...

I could totally use that Blistermedic thing! I am so prone to blisters!!!

Lily on the Road said...

Thanks for the info. With Marathon training around the corner, I now know where to look for blister info!!

X-Country2 said...

Ed looked like a hottied, didn't he? :o)

Great finds on the blister stuff once again!

RunToFinish said...

I don't know if I've ever seen the at home group do as well as they didn't this time around. It was pretty amazing and when you realize how much they are working out..makes me feel like I can do a few more minutes

melinda said...

Everyone looked so great and tiny! I loved the show. Also, I cant believe michelle lost 110 pounds! It's very impressive.