Thursday, April 10, 2014
Almaden to Real de la Jara
Bad day. It was supposed to be an easy 13 km hike, but my feet started feeling real bad.
Yesterday I picked up a second blister, but I treated it right away. It seems all right. But when I took my shoes off at the hostel, I could see that my toenails were all white. That is not supposed to be, and it is the first time that it has ever happened to me.
I am very confused at what is happening because I am wearing the clothes that I trained in, and I trained for these distances.
By the end of the day, I had three blisters and my left foot big toe had very severe chafing. I have never been a corpsman, but I do serve as a member of the workplace medical emergency team, so today I put my medical training to use. I pierced and patched the blisters, and a covering for the chafing.
This had better work or I will be coming home early.
My back up plan is to get to Monasterio tomorrow at a very slow pace which will expose me to a lot of sun.
If it does not get better, I will head to the medical clinic.
Posted by Larry O'Heron at 5:55 AM