Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yep, there they are. My Vibram Five-Fingers KSOs.
I ran 4.5 miles in them on their maiden voyage. I had my running shoes and socks stowed in the baby jogger just incase things got painful. But they never did. This was a short recovery run.
I didn't even get the famous sore calves of the new barefoot runner. Maybe because I have been easing into this.
This run gave me a new spring in my step. I could really tell that my right foot hasn't been carrying the same load as my left. (I broke my right leg a few years ago and I know that I favor it unconsiously.) BF running "wakes-up" my right foot and balances out my body. I actually felt less achy after my BF run than after my shod run this morning. I guess I'll have to switch over to the VFFs more!


Anonymous said...

Those look SO good. It is great to hear about your results. I will definitely track your progress reports, as I am planning to go semi-barefoot myself some day.

Thanks for the info.

Marcy said...

OMG!! Those babies scare me! You're so hardcore ;-)