Been away a while

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  1. BarefootBilly

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    Hi guys

    I used to come here quite often around a decade ago (this was a younger and fitter me back then lol - )

    Since then I've had two kids and two major leg ops... (not sure if this is visible?https://ibb.co/FxLHZ94 ) I've been running minimalist on and off this whole time, usually injured but less than shod...

    Just recently I've been out consistently most days - 3-5 miles in Fivefinger EL-X for a couple of months now so feeling pretty good

    I've been out walking barefoot with my boy during COVID and decided to kick my sandals off one day for a bit. Then the next day a longer bit. Then the next day a bit more than a bit - much more than a bit, in fact, most of it (actually my boy balance bike's), then some tough gravel detour paths for kicks... Why? No idea. Just felt like it!

    Today whilst out running, I kicked my Fivefingers off and ran on mostly smooth tarmac for a couple of miles - felt great! No hot spots, no blisters, no injuries - all good!

    So I'm not sure where this will go - I've never really fancied the true barefoot thing but my feet are definitely thickening up - I'm still a wuss on sharp stones etc but I'm walking across things I couldn't possibly have done a few weeks ago...

    And I'm looking for a brush to scrub my feet with...

    So maybe I might just carry on. Or maybe I won't. But I'll always be minimalist in some form or other so thought I'd drop by again...
     
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  2. Barefoot TJ

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    Welcome...back...Billy!

    What torture device is that attached to your leg? What happened? Glad you were able to get back on your feet after all that. Geez!
     
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    And there’s me feeling sorry for myself due to Achilles pain.... That looks like it hurt..
     
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    Hi Billy & welcome back..
    Well that's a pretty gruesome second picture isn't it -I won't ask, but good to know you've recovered...:)
    Look forward to hearing where you get to from here...
     
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    Ha ha yes it was a tad torturous!! Long story, not very interesting - I was born with club feet and a twisted right tibia so was injured on and off most of my life as the bone was crooked. They broke it in surgery along with my fibula and I used those adjusters to separate and alter the angle of the bone ends before locking it off and allowing it to heal. Best thing I ever did - worked a charm! I thought I might lose my knee if I carried on but it feels fine now. The fibula is still broken and will never heal - the ends match up but aren't connected but it doesn't affect me. Onward and upward!!
     
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    These and a little soap and water work best for me...
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    ...easy to get between/around toes as well.
     
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