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Are These 8 Obstacles Ruining Your Runs?

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As much as you feel fabulous after a run—like you can take on the world—you’ll still likely encounter your share of running woes. The following eight running obstacles might make you think twice about tying up your running shoes…

1. Blisters

Blisters, mainly on the areas of your toes and heels, are typically caused by wearing ill fitting socks or shoes that are too tight. You can fix this by switching to a sock that wicks away moisture in lieu of a cotton sock that just gets wet, bunches up, and chafes your foot.

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