Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Too Long... Standing Strong

I am still waiting on my heel to heal. I think this is going to be a 6 week thing, meaning I have(*checks blog...*) 3.5 weeks to go. Don't get me wrong, I really want to run, I just don't want to aggravate my heel any more.

After 6 weeks, if it still hurts, I am going to see a doctor just to double check everything.

After I finish healing I am going to still run barefoot, but I think I am going to stay clear of rough trails. I know that the mistake I made that caused my injury is my fault and not a flaw in barefoot running, but a flaw in my experience. I should have ran softer trails first and eased into running the rough terrain. Never-the-less, if I am going to run a rough trail I will probably sport some Vibrams instead. Barefoot running is fun and enjoyable, so I want to be able to do it as much as possible with the least amount of injury.

I have been reading Ultramarathon Man. I take a while to read books, but I only have one more chapter left, so a review should be coming soon. Keep an eye out!


  1. Good luck in your recovery, injuries suck.

    That's the book by Dean K right?

  2. Sorry about your injury, Tyler. I think you have a good approach going forward. Just take it easy, and incorporate tougher trails step-b-step. Good luck, and heal well! -TJ

  3. Boris: Yep, it's really inspirational.

    Barefoot TJ: Thanks. :) Nice to hear from you.