I take no responsibility for the blood blister - I walked 5 miles the day before with no blister, I had no idea this would happen. I need to take responsibility for the tibial tendon (most of the responsibility anyways.) I have absolutely no arches so this could be an issue no matter what, but it's definitely worsened a lot by my weight. I am much, much too overweight and clearly I need to lose the weight or I am going to run in to more and more of these situations as I get older.
I know this isn't a health and fitness blog, but I doubt I'm the only quilter with weight to lose. I love eating and I love quilting, which means I eat and sit. That clearly isn't a pathway to health and fitness. So I need to make changes. The majority of my movement will come from swimming (safer and easier on my tendons and knees!) But I think there are ways that I can work moving into my quilting and art life. I can start frequenting the museums in the Twin Cities, combining art with walking!
While I am saddened that I am going to miss out of some of the activities I had planned to go to here in NYC, I am going to try and be thankful and mindful for this (extremely painful) wake up call. I am hopeful that this time it will "click". Most of what I'm dealing with is the result of choices I have made, and I haven't been making good choices. (The old you've made your bed now lie in it thing.)
I'd appreciate any success stories any of you might have to share on this issue. I'll take all the encouragement I can get.