Saturday, July 31, 2010

Home Brewed Sweet Feet


Some of the oddest advice I've ever gotten, but I figure, what the hell, it can't hurt.

To toughen my feet, Murf tells me, I should soak them in strong brewed tea. And he wasn't kidding (surely you can see where I assumed he was...); supposedly the tannic acid in the tea will help.

So, I'm brewing some tea, bought a small litter box, and will soak them later. Lather, rinse, repeat as necessary.

But as for walking today... I got up this morning and figured I'd give it a try. Worst case scenario I would turn around and go home. Best case, I'd hit the 8-9 miles I'd wanted to do today.

I hit 10 miles and could have gone the whole 14, so I'm guessing it was the best case scenario. If I'd had one more pair of socks on me, I might have gone for it. At 9.5 I thought about going home and getting another pair, but a little voice in the back of my head told me to not push it, and do another 10 tomorrow.

The only difference today was the way I cut the Moleskin before I put it on my foot. I cut it so that it would snug closer to my toes, with a small strip going between my big toe and second toe. I can only guess that placement kept my skin from pulling and reduced friction...but it's only a guess and it could have just been a really good day.

I'll try it again tomorrow and see what happens.

In the meantime, I'll soak in the tea, and hope that the kitties don't assume they can pee in that box...


gizzylaw said...

If Max uses it does it become a teepee????? (Couldn't help myself)

The Furry Bambinos said...

When we read the title of your post, we immediately thought of Billy Sweet Feets of The Meezers (http://www.meezertails.blogspot.com/).

You know why Billy is called "Sweet Feets" right?! ;-)

So, if Max or Buddah do pee in the box as Hairball Manager suggested, you will then officially have "sweet feets".

Mom Sue and The Furry Bambinos

Black Cat said...

I never heard the like before, but tea does have some good properties so no reason I can think of why it wouldn't help your feets :)

P.S. Does it "tan" them?!

Thumper said...

I have to admit, as soon as I typed the title out, I thought of Billy... ;)