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3 days to go and I have already lost the plot!

So the training guide says to load up on carbohydrates this week.   Such a tough instruction, but I always do what I am told!  :)

So the training guide says to load up on carbohydrates this week. Such a tough instruction, but I always do what I am told! 🙂

Well the last run completed today until the actual barefoot marathon.  

My barefoot challenge seems to be facing more challenges on a daily basis!

First the good news is that in the last two weeks I have had 3 chiro visits and 3 visits for Remedial Deep Tissue massage.  So my left leg is now moving a lot more freer and the only bother this week has been sitting for too long in the car then I can feel it in my hip.  Otherwise all good!

My feet have really been in the wars but

  • All glass now removed from my forefoot pad
  • Pesky thorns now removed from my barefoot.
  • Today my feet are in tender care – all holes caused by above procedures have been dosed with paw paw ointment and a zinc plaster, and they have 3 days to close over.

Now this part of the training I love:

  • Load up on carbohydrates 
  • Load up on electrolytes
  • get ooddles of support – mental & emotional
  • REST

And then I think we loose our common sense..

  • Not even run my first marathon yet (barefoot)
  • Already signed up for the 6 Inch Trail Marathon in December ( I loooove trail running)
  • And only two weeks left till our Tough Mudder event!
  • Plenty of things to distract my nerves.





About Dale-Lyn

Hi, I am in my mid forties and run barefoot. Mostly really barefoot, sans any form of foot protection. My claim to fame for this blog, is that I have run my first full marathon completely and really barefoot, in a respectable time of 4:16. Scroll through my posts and enjoy them - all with a good sense of humour too. My story is simply my story of running barefoot, brought about by all the various questions people ask me. I am not a specialist of any sort or any particular athlete or doctor or guru. I am an average woman who runs barefoot, enters a few club runs and a few fun runs. I run races from 5km to marathon. I love trail running, and include chats about my trail adventures. To date, although I only started running end of August 2013, I have done nearly 2000km, of that at least 1500km in barefeet. Real barefoot. No minimalist shoes. Although when I do run in shoes I use my zero drop mimimus ones (haha - they are my ONLY pair of running shoes..) The blog tells of my journey through life, on the road, barefoot. The journey my real barefeet go through when they connect with the road. The emotions my real barefeet bring out - in me, in passers by, in fellow runners. The aggressive reactions and debates as to the well being of the real bare-feet I run in. The passive acceptance of my real bare-feet and their exposure to the elements. The humour to show those real bare-feet of mine are not just a piece of running equipment, a statement, a leftie or a rightie, but real flesh and blood feet with real issues. An interesting post note..I commenced my first active run in August 2013 progressing sporadically. But it really was only from May 2014 that I started running on a consistent and slightly more serious note and slightly faster than walking pace. I am scheduled to run my Comrades Marathon in May 2015..that is a massive progression from walk/shuffle er um excuse me look at me run.. to aiming to run a World famous Ultra. Some one pinch me please!


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6 Inch Trail Marathon

Trail marathon in the SouthDecember 21, 2014
And here comes another one

Comrades Marathon

Up run Comrades Marathon in Durban South Africa 89kmMay 31, 2015
The big day is here.

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