Date: May 26, 2017
I am a little behind with my posting my updates, but assure you things are as good as ever. This post is for my first day back on the road after the blister incident while walking to Bracebridge. Today’s walk brought me just 10 km or so outside of Huntsville.
Being confined to a motel in Bracebridge was comforting at first, but after two days I wanted out to start walking again. Regardless, my feet are well on the way to being healthy and infection free.
While in Bracebridge, I picked up a pair of Crocs as my second pair of footwear to cross the wetlands and large rutted ponds in the middle of the trail. So far this has worked well, but I slipped along the side at one of the rutted areas on the trail and my trail runners were soaked! Fortunately, I have the Crocs now! After crossing the wet areas on the trail; I stopped, dried my feet, and put the Crocs on with a dry pair of socks.
Although it sprinkled rain all day, my feet were dry; however, I wore my Crocs for longer than I was supposed to, and now feel some strain in my left shin muscle area — maybe shin splints now! Nonetheless, I had to do it since my shoes are soaked and my blisters are too new for me to not use the Croc and dry sock method.