Okay, so in my previous blogs I have referred to how I evolved into running barefoot
So far you have seen blogs of the injuries I have inccured and the issues I have faced. Because yes, running barefoot can cause injuries.
Yet I still run barefoot. Well the injury referred to is extremely recent and very much in my fore mind as I prepare for the biggest run ever – my first marathon. Shod or not, any injury would be my primary focus right now.
As you can see in this photo – over 400 km at this particular point with no injury.
I do not really run in shoes. But I did not say I have not run in shoes. I still do on the right occasion run in running shoes – my New Balance Vibrams. I tried sporadically to get off the couch on occasion in the last 3 years and to run.
- I duly put on my cheap pretty pink running shoes I bought on special at Target, and went for a run. And returned with sore ankles. So gave up. Too old.
- A few months later again I went out and returned with sore knees, and gave up. Too unfit.
- A few months later again I went out and returned with burning feet, and gave up – too overweight.
Eventually mocking from my family forced me back on the road again, and as previously explained I ditched the shoes and found freedom from nagging injuries that were particular to me or my style of running.