Wow! That was fast! 200 posts already?
I’m good, but not that good.
Remember me saying I would update every 100 miles or so? Well, I’m at 200. (Ok, not really- I’m actually at 211 today) That’s 200 miles in my Vibram FiveFingers Bikilas. In the last week, I’ve added another mile to my sort-of-but-not-really-daily run and I’ve had no additional problems.
Since the nights are getting colder, and there has been a subtle shift in the weather, I’ve noticed an increase in overall hip discomfort, but so far, it’s not nearly as bad as it has been in the past. Most of the time I can sleep without it waking me up, so that is good. Because my strike pattern has settled, I am pretty sure this has been helping the hip(s).
The thing I have noticed is with regard to foot pain. Since I’m not working any more, I’ve spent the vast majority of the time barefoot. Interestingly enough, the days I wear shoes (and I’m still following the “wear heels” advice from my podiatrist for the plantar fasciitis when I’m out doing stuff) are now the days I have pain. And when I’m in them, it is hard not to kick them off when I’m out and about.
When my Komodosport LSes get here tomorrow, I’ll make the switch to VFFs full-time (except maybe for church). Does this mean I have a shoe fetish? Probably.
When you spend that many years in that kind of debilitating pain and then you find relief, it makes you loathe to go back to the days of crawling in the afternoons evening. I used to never care about shoes; I could wear whatever. Then I was on the quest to find heels that wouldn’t kill me via foot pain or tripping and breaking my neck.
So there you have it. I’m totally, completely addicted to Vibram FiveFinger shoes.
Fortunately for you, I will not be giving updates on my every-day wearing of my funky shoes.