Every once in awhile, I like to do something really stupid. First, it keeps me humble. Second, it gives me the opportunity to experiment with situations I don't normally encounter in normal training.
What did I do today? I ran three miles. Fast. On hot asphalt.
Without any previous adaptation, I decided to test my limits. The problem- the hot asphalt limited my perception of the development of hot spots and susequent blisters. The result- the heat and friction caused a sizable blood blister to form on my right foot.
It's not a serious issue... it will keep me from running tomorrow and likely force me to wear minimalist shoes for about a week. Blisters usually aren't deal-breakers... you can train through them.
This particular blister was creating significant pressure, which made it difficult to walk. As I usually do in this situation, I decided to drain it. And take pics of the process. Now I'm posting the gory details for your viewing pleasure!
The alcohol wipe used for sterilization:
Sterilizing the skin:
Sterilizing the needle:
Popping the blister:
A little squeezing:
One last poke:
...And a band-aid.
The moral of the story: Don't leave pictures of your amateur blister draining on your wife's new camera without telling her.