It’s about your feet



I’ve been catching up on some of my favourite blogs today, and there are a few shout outs to be had!

First, Miss Kierston Fu (Candy Fit) managed to place first in her figure competition! Check out the post if you’re interested – Kierston documents her journey to the stage and has some great pics too.

Gina and Jes ran the Marine Corps Marathon last week. They braved Sandy, and both had a few difficulties along the way. I admire with both of them, and it’s worth checking out Jes’s post at rUnladylike, and Gina’s at Noshing on Asphalt.

Jenelle, from Mummy Loves to Run, smashed a really warm 5km in Adelaide – and even though she isn’t thrilled with her time, she was quick and competitive!

Finally, Amy won her age group in her half marathon (a really competitive age group too! 25-29).

And I don’t know how her running is going, but I ordered Cait Chock’s latest shirt – check it out at her store. I get to write my own fortune!

run your fortune dream


It’s about your feet

I thought my feet would heal up after the marathon. They haven’t.

For now, I’ll spare you the black toenail shot, but here is a side view of the skin peeling away, bit by bit. I’m concerned that one of these days it will turn out I have opened a secret foot trap door, and the skin in fact covers a secret compartment for stashing drugs.

Kate's toe

After the blood blisters, the skin hardened up, and started peeling off. Yum!

I felt like a pretty lucky runner-blogger chick when I got home to Sydney and found a package waiting for me.


A bottle of Fixaderm was waiting to soothe this runner’s sore feet (oh, and a nasty pimple courtesy of pop-tarts, the Sydney-Canberra climate difference, and the whole moving house thing).


Really hoping they didn’t contact me for jock itch…

I wasn’t expecting much from it – what can a bottle of essential oils do that a bandaid and some moisturiser can’t?

I was surprised. So my feet haven’t healed overnight, but it was definitely a relief to use the oil. And – I can use it on the pimple too! Believe me, it’s taking over my face – no Kate photo today :-P


Oils aren’t usually my go to for skin issues – but I’m starting to wonder if there’s something to this! These feet aren’t getting better any time soon. I plan to continue experimenting.


***Fixaderm sent me a free product for review, but haven’t paid me it. I’m going to be completely upfront and tell you that I do accept products and promotions where they fit with the blog, and will always tell you whether I’ve been given anything or paid. It only seems fair! But know that I only take on jobs where I think you’ll enjoy it, and it fits the blog’s topics and values***

And they do, in fact, donate all profits to charity.


Today’s Moment

Not studying!


Your Turn!

What has inspired you this week?
Are you into using oil to clear up skin problems?
Do you have runner feet?




  1. You’re a drug mule!!! hahaha, just kidding! I’m sorry your foot still has issues. I remember seeing your post marathon blisters pic on Instagram… Oh, and let me know if that essential oils works for le’ zits. My face is like a teenage girl lately. I’m actually trying a natural detox to see if it will help. Thanks for the shout out, Kate! I can’t wait to read all the other pages you shouted out, seems like a fabulous group of ladies. Happy Wednesday!
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    • Kate says:

      Hell yes! Oh my yes – when I dirtied instagram. Will let you know – though…it might be really obvious, but I find that if any sweat dries on my face, I end up looking like the before pictures in the proactive ads – life seemed better after I started washing my face immediately post workout. Running is so gross. Happy Thursday :-)

  2. Kat says:

    Yay for our girls! Sweatpink all the way! Yay G and Kierston! I definitely have runners’ feet and have to make sure to stay up on the callusses or they turn into blisters for me…with my first half in less than 2 weeks I need to make sure they are prepared~
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  3. Amy Lauren says:

    Thanks for the shoutout… maybe I should try that stuff, my feet look like a hot mess but I think that’s every runner’s feet, lol.

    A lot of blogs inspire me but also people in my running group, we have a guy who has lost 100 pounds and survived a diabetic coma and melanoma, other people who have lost weight or overcome things to run, it is really inspiring to see someone like that finish a half marathon or longer!
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  4. Jenna says:

    Omg! Your poor toesies!!! Ouch!! So sorry! I really hope that the stuff starts to he them up as the days go!! Yesterday my inspiration came from the rake cam shot after taking his pants off. I’m still dying! Love u girl!

  5. Thanks so much for the shout-out, Kate! Your support and encouragement is so awesome! You are such a great example of why the running community is the best group of people on the planet!

    I’m so sorry to hear about your feet. That picture of your toe has me hurting! Ouch!!! Get better soon!
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    • Kate says:

      Blisters, chafing, saddle sores… sports people are gross, and endurance seems to be worst! You know I love your blog, and you can have a link any time!

  6. woop to the woop to the woop!! i can’t wait for u to get ur shirts and show me YOUR latest photos….i love u, but i HATE staring at my mug, so i’m going to be the runnerchick who is less than stoked that instead of a Kate picture i’m stuck looking at a Cait picture. ;) haha…see wat i did there. ;)

  7. Awww thanks for the shout out – you are gold!!!! :=)

    I love the foot shot. I have totally hideous, dried up yucky feet. Everytime I remove the 100 layers of skin and sore spots I promise I will never let them get that bad again but 2 weeks later they are unsightly AGAIN!

    That oil sounds good! The Mr Rake must be so relieved that you have it on hand… You never know when a case of “Jock Itch” might strike!!!
    Jenelle @ MummyLovesToRun recently posted Race 4 Life 5kmMy Profile

    • Kate says:

      Bahaha I don’t even promise myself. My poor chiro grimaces every time I take my shoes off. I was surprised at how good the oil was. …you may be the only reader to know what ‘jock itch’ means!

  8. Kierston says:

    Yeeee!!! Thanks for the shout out my friend!!! :) :) :)

    Your poor feet! I’ve had blisters on my feet as a result of running…but only once and I didn’t use anything….Make me think I should have lol
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  9. Oh your poor toe! The things us runners have to sacrifice to do what we love…pretty feet. Hope it heals up girl!
    Mindy @Road Runner Girl recently posted Running Fuel!My Profile

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