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The Plantar Fasciitis Trials – Part 3 – The Podiatrist

So.. Picking up where I left off on part 2 – Off to see the podiatrist. First, lets look at my thoughts/views/experiences regarding podiatrists.  I had never been to one (that covers experiences.) I love research, so I had googled

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The Plantar Fasciitis Trials – Part 1. Background

So, I’ve recently had several discussion regarding my experiences with Plantar Fasciitis both in comments on my blog, and with several people in person.  This made me realize it might be worth taking the time to really take a look

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A Brisk Run, and the beginning of W.G. George’s 100-Up Exercise Regime!

  As I am still “Building back up” (yes I say this a lot.. I am reminding myself as well as you – my dear friends!), I decided 3 miles was a good distance for last night’s run.  I picked

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100-Up (or what lots of barefoot/minimalists are now talking about after Christopher McDougall’s NY Times Article)

So, this morning – I was unable to get myself out of bed to go and run.  I think knowing it is around 30-40 degrees in the morning and 60ish after work is not helping.  I see a pleasant evening

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Decisions on Vibram Five Fingers – The Cure for all that ails you? or a plan for injury?

 So, I went for a run last night in my Asics, after only using my Vibram Five Fingers (VFFs) as my primary running shoe for a while.  I found the run in general less enjoyable, especially the shoes. It seems that

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Learning more about barefoot running or Blisters are far better than pulled muscles!

So, its friday – always a good day for countless reasons!  Today, despite my graphic pictures posted yesterday, I am able to walk pain-free.  The quick recovery from blisters sure beats the weeks of recovery required for a calf strain!  After managing to

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Barefoot Running – Day 2!

Last night was looking to be a pretty busy night, and to be honest – if I had been physically up to running the distances I SHOULD be running, I wouldn’t have even tried to work it in.  I was

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Running Again!

So, I have not been allowed to run, due to my strained calf muscle – my physical therapist thought it would be wise to actually let it heal.  The only running one time in three weeks (which ended with my

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Hills… Equal to more mileage/pain…

Hmm..  So it was beautiful today, and I took advantage of that – to take  nice run.  I went with the Vibram Five fingers – and it was nice..  There is just something very different about running in these.  I

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Calf Pain

So, I love running in my vibram five fingers.. It really forces me to change HOW I am running. It also makes the entire process more enjoyable!  Something about the change in the way my stride works improves the experience

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