I have so much to say that for once, I won’t say any of it, it’s just too much to write. I do, however, want to thank each and every blister that plagued me this summer. In seeking out the cause, I found answers I didn’t expect and ultimately, an understanding of some key aspects of running mechanics I’d often read about but was never able to grasp, particularly regarding stride length, dorsiflexion and footplant. Now I can feel those things. I get it.
I’m now on week 8 of solid, consistent running averaging about 50mpw. A couple weeks ago, I started adding in more pavement which no longer feels jarring or uncomfortable, just a little different. Turns out I didn’t really need a more cushioned shoe, just a more cushioned way of running. A little attention to my calves, ankles & feet along with a huge cameo appearance from my ass have made all the difference. Or maybe my huge ass is the star of this show. Either way, it’s all coming together.