After a couple weeks off, I'm back! I know it's technically Tuesday, but since I'm still up lets pretend its Monday. ;)
In March, some lovely ladies and I will be running our first half marathon! We've been training for it since September. About a month into our training I injured my Achilles tendon. :( I didn't do anything to it, but here I am months later and I'm still dealing with a tightness and pain in the tendon. Rest relieves it, but the next time I run it comes back. After a bit of research, I came across a video that may explain why this is happening. The culprit: my shoes!
It astounds me that we've created shoes to help us walk and run more comfortably by forcing our feet to strike the ground completely opposite to the way they were naturally designed. I haven't picked up the Vibram Five Finger shoes yet (shown at the end of the video), but I plan to real soon! I'm sad that I'll have to abandon my expensive Nikes; they're less than a year old! But I'll keep them around for an "everyday" wear. Truth is, I find the Five Finger shoes creepy looking. I'll keep you updated on the changes I experience with barefoot running.
Random fact: Jesus walked about 10-20 miles a day.
Until next Monday...Mind your feet! :)