Blisters are par for the course if you’re a runner but there are some tips that can help keep them in check. Since blisters form as a result of friction, when we run long distances or break in a new pair of shoes, we’re bound to have a blister of two. It is important that you treat the blister properly if you’re doing it yourself. Puncture the blister on the sides with a sterilized small pin or needle and allow the fluid to escape. Keep the top skin intact or you’ll be in worse pain, or worse you may invite an infection. If you see anything other than clear liquid escape, have the blister checked out immediately. And as always, make sure you have the proper fitting shoes and socks that wick away moisture and do not retain it.