Monday, October 5, 2009
Had 2 great weekend runs, totaling 24 miles, over the weekend. One in my VFF Treks and the other in my VFF KSOs. Overall it was a good week, 50+ miles. Just to humor myself, I tried to put regular running shoes on my feet and I thought I would die. They felt like 20 lbs. on my feet and all the crap underneath was killing me . . . it's so evident that the foot does not need all that artificial arch, heel and foot support. My feet are getting so strong and the unaided body is unbelievable. But for the winters, I would go 100% barefoot so the next best thing is a thin rubber under my feet called Vibrams. That's all I need.
And, yes, I'm faster in VFFs than running shoes.
But, you all keep drinking the kool aid. It reminds about what a conformist society we live in. We do whatever is the norm and let others define the norm. It's really sad. Someone asked if I felt weird when people make comments and make a weird face because of my shoes. I laughed and said first of all, I laugh as I pass these folks because I run faster than they do but, more importantly, I have to thank my parents for teaching me to not care at all about what people think about me . . . and I never have worried or cared what they think about me. Life is way to short for that.
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