Monday, May 23, 2011

Running: I complain about it but 'I CAN'T STOP!'

John Mazerolle in a recent article in Metro Toronto summed up the love/hate relationship most runners have about their running obsession: "I complain about it but I CAN'T STOP!" Metro - Don't do what Dippy did

I've been hobbled with a running injury for months now. Sally has completely tuned out my complaining. Every time I come back from a run she watches carefully for my hobbling. I can't complain, but I can't stop.

Recently I've began running barefoot. Here at Wasaga Beach we are blessed with miles of hard-packed flat sand. I run down to the beach in my Puma Faas 500's which are really comfortable and support the natural running style of forefoot running. Once on the beach though it's shoes off and full-on barefoot running.

The experience has been 'interesting'. No pain! Huh? How can that be? With regular running shoes the pain is unbearable...running in the Puma's and barefoot, no pain. If you know the science behind this, I'm listening...

I haven't pressed my luck however. I've only been out a few times and never back-to-back days. So far so good.  Sally likes that I've started running again...she especially loves 'no complaints!'

Until next time...

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