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Barefoot and injured – the million dollar debate!

Well we are 28 hours post marathon.

Injury to my shoulder, with a matching one on the other side too :(

Injury to my shoulder, with a matching one on the other side too 😦

How do I feel.   Drowsy & lazy.   Slight stiffness of the muscles.   Stairs are no problem.  Taken the dogs for good walk. Done the housework. 

Okay – I know – how do my feet feel?  Absolutely fine, would not even realise I run barefoot, let alone ran a marathon yesterday.  No tenderness, no bruising, no pain at all.  My knees do not hurt.  My hips are not even aching today.  My left leg that had been giving me issues for the past couple of weeks, was no issue yesterday and today is still feeling fine.

Oh, and I reckon I do not use my toes much when running, as my smaller 4 toes do not even look like they ever connected with the ground…

So I am I injury free?  Well no.  I have injuries in an area I was very unprepared for!  I believe this is called runners chafe..

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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