Tuesday, April 13, 2010

On hold

I think that I might put the blog on hold.

Here I sit in my home office day after day and the pain in my foot is slowly subsiding. No, I didn’t go to a doctor. I know, I know… I should have gone right away, but I have confidence that this is going to be fine in a week or so.

I won’t do this again. I won’t overdo my miles and risk injury. I am going to let this heal and then run a couple miles and over time gradually increase my mileage. The goal of the Philadelphia ½ marathon in September and the full marathon in November are still viable, but I will not be running 13 miles much before then.

Until I get some major mileage and get closer to my goals, my blog entries will be pretty lame; “I ran to the end of the block and back. The end.” So I am going to keep the bolg page up in case someone stumbles upon it and wants to Facebook friend me or contact me, but I won’t be posting too much.

I know that a couple people have told me they actually have read my entries. I really, really appreciate it! It was fun to write about my initiation into barefoot running.

Keep the faith and get out and run (but not too much too fast)!


  1. I feel your pain. We started the barefoot running about the same time. I put my regular sneaks away and went straight to fulltime Vibrams...BIG mistake. I was back and forth getting calf pain. I put the Vibrams aside for about 2 weeks. This time I am taking it in moderation. Today I ran about 3 pain free barefoot miles. Tomorrow, back to shod running. Keep the faith. I'll be watching.

  2. Hey... thanks so much. Misery loves company, right? My foot feels a lot better and I am thinking about running next week. That "Born to Run" book did something to me and so I do think I'm through with regular sneakers, but I am going to take it REALLY slow.

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  3. How's the foot doing? I am a barefoot runner and have been so for 5 years. I do not run in minimalist shoes. While I have run in such shoes, I find running with a naked foot provides better feedback on running form. It also prevents you from overdoing running when your foot is too weak to go it alone (your soles will prevent you from running too far over the several months it takes them to toughen). I'd be glad to share my barefoot knowledge with you. You can reach me on Facebook at Dayton Barefoot Runner. Just post your question and I'll answer it.

    All the best

    Dayton Barefoot Runner