• Well done…great achievement!

    If you carry on training…when my trail shoes were rubbing, I tried wearing those ankle length tights things that you wear with trousers under my socks. It really helped to stop the friction. As others have said, pre-emptive plasters can help, although I tend to sweat them off!

  • That sounds like a valiant attempt!
    I hope your blisters and everything else make a speedy recovery. Well done!

  • That’s an amazing achievement – well done! you did so well to get this far and finish the first day

  • Well done, that’s an incredible achievement.

    Before you reach for the duct tape and vet wrap, just buy those ridiculously expensive blister plasters. They are for avoidance rather than treatment so put them on any area where you might expect to get a blister, or as soon as you feel that suspicious warmth. Don’t try to take them off. The plaster…[Read more]

  • That is an amazing achievement and you should be very proud of yourself for having the determination to do it in the first place. Well done. If you do want to do something like that again the army guys I knew used duct tape on their feet and then thick wool socks on top to stop blisters. I wonder if vet wrap would work. The other thing they did…[Read more]

  • I know you didn’t achieve what you hoped for, but I have nothing but admiration for you.
    So sorry about your poor feet and the rest of your body. I hope you recover quickly.
    I am sure your supporters will still donate.

  • This is how many steps I took yesterday walking 50km!

    At the start of the year my friend and I challenged ourselves to walk the 100km Race to the Stones ultra marathon this weekend. I tried my hardest with training but at times really struggled… and it paid off.. well, sort of!
    We cleared 23km yesterday in 4 hours and felt pretty…[Read more]

  • You dont need to go to a spray tan booth. St Tropez do a nice one, its a shower cream. You just wet your skin, shower as normal, wash off soap, then apply cream well. Leave three mins and wash off. Its on order off the internet. Really good stuff. I ran out and forgot to re-order. I used to use Tesco’s St Moritz also but found the St Tropez was…[Read more]

  • @bella This is why I am doing this too! I have a wedding on Sunday! And I am wearing a dress too! First dress in about 17 years! Tights just won’t do it. EEK. I figured if I look too dark I have a couple of days to scrub lol.

    Thanks for the tips folks. Its a booth as I point blank refuse for anyone to see me in my knicks!

  • I have had the spray tans done by a person you can say if you want it extra dark or just a light spraying, it will look much darker than the finished effect so don’t panic the St Tropez one makes you look like you have been dipped in mud not a good look!

  • This is timely I have a wedding at the weekend and am wearing a dress. My legs do not remotely see the sun and my arms are a deep tan. I bought some self tan (I googled the darkest colour available) and it barely shows so I think I’m going to have to find a spray tan before Friday!

  • Exfoliate and moisturise well first – but don’t moisturise immediately before or the cream will act as a barrier. Give it a good 3-4 hours in between. Focus on knees ankles and elbows when exfoliating as it will make dry skin much darker than normal bits. They may give you a cream to put on these bits as a barrier but not all do.

    Don’t panic if…[Read more]

  • Booked in for my first spray tan on Thursday. Its in a Versaspa Pro tanning booth. Any tips on getting a nice even light tan? I am so worried I am going to end up like I’ve been tangoed!

  • It has taken nearly 2 years for mine to settle to a level where I am not aware of it unless Ive done something extra strenuous….

    Calf stretches and ankle flexing with a band are good, do ballet stretches in bed before getting up. I had Footreviver insoles made which really helped as well.