Flying Pig Participants, (or any long distance runner) …5K to 4-way with cheese…this is it: the time is upon us to show what our training has done for us.  I’m super excited for this new extended challenge I have taken on and hope that you feel excited, challenged and ready for your Pig Event. I have enjoyed sharing some foot care tips with you throughout the past few training months and appreciate all of your feedback.  Before I throw out some final “foot thoughts” for you, I want to wish each and every one of you a perfect running day, a successful day, a full-filling day and a giant smile at your finish line!

  1. Cut your toenails between Friday April 27 and Sunday April 29.
  2. Don’t forget to GLIDE (or similar) your feet….you know the pressure hot spots by now.
  3. Before your race (depending on your distance) run 1/4 to 1 mile–make sure you like your shoe-tie!!
  4. This weekend, be sure the socks you have chosen to wear on race day(s) are clean and ready for you.
  5. If your calluses bother you, file them one last time this weekend.
  6. Put a thin layer of anti-fungal cream between your toes to reduce friction/blisters on race day.
  7. A little extra stretching of the arch of your feet as well as your calves and hamstrings..every day.
  8. Remember to relax your toes when you are running…let them flatten out, don’t scrunch or curl them up.
  9. And above all else, these words from my husband to me every single solitary race I have run!


After the race, pamper yourself and your feet…but if they decide to renege on you…I’d be happy and honored to help get your feet better—-you know—-for the NEXT race!

Dr. Titko, an avid runner, helps you maintain optimum foot health; extending your running season and minimizing injuries.

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