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RE: [pct-l] Blister question

Here's something I've wondered about...

Last year on the AT, I only had a couple of painful blisters.  They formed 
between my toes so I know it was neither the boot or sock that caused the 
problem.  For me, I think it was the heat.  I only got them during the worst 
of the heat waves when I was doing big miles through PA.

Other than that, I do occasionally get blisters.  They form without my 
knowing, can be as big as quarter sized (but usually smaller), have little 
to no fluid in them, and never cause me problems or pain.  I discover them 
by accident (they are usually on the bottom of my foot and out of sight) and 
I have no idea when they formed and how long I've been walking on them.  I 
think this happened twice last year and just last night, I found another 
one.  I don't even know if the one I have now formed while hiking.

I generally ignore them.  Some weeks later I'll realize that there's no sign 
of them left.  Very weird.

Does anyone have any ideas what's going on?  Should I even bother thinking 
about it or just be thankful that I don't have problem blisters?


>From: "Eric Lee (RAT)" <elee@MICROSOFT.com>
>Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 11:29:50 -0700
>It's pretty hard to develop a half-dollar sized blister without knowing 
>it's coming, at least for me.  When my feet are about to blister, I almost
>always know it - it's just a question of whether I take the time to stop 
>do something about it, or keep going and ignore it.
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