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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Damiand, Dec 24, 2015.
New member here just starting to get back into shape since 20 years of abuse.
Hello and welcome, Damian! Please feel free to join the Australia Chapter (Chapters link above).
That sounds almost like a new year's resolution.
Good luck with getting back in shape -enjoy the barefoot running!
Merry Christmas and welcome to the crew, Damian!
Thanks Tedlet. Enjoy your Christmas day
Welcome. Hope you can relax and enjoy the motion without pushing yourself too hard.
Slow and steady for starters. My son is on the journey too.
Short jog on the beach today.
A number of walks including visiting the Queensland theme parks. The pads of my feet are red raw. Cant wait for them to toughen up.
In my experience a recovery day (no barefoot) between barefoot days at the early stages provided my soles the chance to heal and consolidate gains in sole growth.
Thanks Phil. I'll give that a go and report back.
Best to you as you do that, double D. I'd like to help you and others avoid the problems I stumbled through before finding this site. Hope it helps. Have a great weekend!
3.2km on grass. Hardest part was walking across the asphalt as it was super hot.
Wife and I walked the dogs. Nice 1.2km walk. Pads are a little tender but ok.
One more caution that your grass jaunt has reminded me of, Damian: be very careful in soft surfaces. There are two reasons for that. First, grass can hide a veritable plethora of unseen dangers from glass to uneven ground and who knows what else, so make sure you know very well any grass you run on. The second is that the inevitably somewhat-uneven nature of earth versus concrete or asphalt surfaces makes the connecting tissues and fine motor-control muscles in your feet have to work overtime. That's fine so long as you work up to it slowly, allowing all of those tissues to develop a little at a time. Again, hoping you will be able to avoid some of the pitfalls I found by stumbling into them headfirst. Enjoy!
Hey Phil. Thanks for that feedback. It's summer over here so I've been avoiding the concrete. I'll be careful!
I understand, D. I had to blister my soles twice before fully internalizing the "don't run on hot asphalt" lesson.
50 minute walk with wife. Feet feel good.
22 minute walk with wife, daughter and dogs.