Hello from MA

edited December 1969 in New Members Say Hello!
Just saying hi.  Got my KSOs in on Friday and love them so much I've ordered a second pair.  I actually 'stumbled' across these while reading a review for a pair of socks at Amazon.  A google search later and my curiosity took off 'running'.  I'm just starting to get back into working out and really want to make this a permanent lifestyle change.  One thing that really spurred my curiosity on is that shortly before I fell off the running wagon I tried running in my socks and I remembered how natural it felt.  Another review I came across mentioned a history of shin-splints until he switched to VFFs; as I've also had to deal with shin-splints regularly and numerous other finds on the web, well, all of this was making a lot of sense to me.  Anyways, I figured since I'm started out all over again I might as well do it right and 'jump in with both feet'.  I've never been this excited about a pair of, well, foot-coverings, as these aren't exactly shoes.

I cross-country ski so I think my calf muscles are fairly well developed, but my run on a treadmill with these yesterday revealed some interesting pain in locations I've not noticed before.  Fortunately I don't seem to be a heavy heal lander in the first place as I've read some people have done a little bruising to their heels, which apparently is not something that 'heals' quickly.

Oh, I'm an M-41.  Hello all :)

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  • on 1248039948:

    Just saying hi.  Got my KSOs in on Friday and love them so much I've ordered a second pair.  I actually 'stumbled' across these while reading a review for a pair of socks at Amazon.  A google search later and my curiosity took off 'running'.  I'm just starting to get back into working out and really want to make this a permanent lifestyle change.  One thing that really spurred my curiosity on is that shortly before I fell off the running wagon I tried running in my socks and I remembered how natural it felt.  Another review I came across mentioned a history of shin-splints until he switched to VFFs; as I've also had to deal with shin-splints regularly and numerous other finds on the web, well, all of this was making a lot of sense to me.  Anyways, I figured since I'm started out all over again I might as well do it right and 'jump in with both feet'.  I've never been this excited about a pair of, well, foot-coverings, as these aren't exactly shoes.

    I cross-country ski so I think my calf muscles are fairly well developed, but my run on a treadmill with these yesterday revealed some interesting pain in locations I've not noticed before.  Fortunately I don't seem to be a heavy heal lander in the first place as I've read some people have done a little bruising to their heels, which apparently is not something that 'heals' quickly.

    Oh, I'm an M-41.  Hello all :)


    Glad to hear you're enjoying your foot freedom so much!  Welcome to the forums!
  • Hi, Kaioslider! Welcome to the forums!
  • Welcome!
  • Thanks all,
    Just finished reading "Born to Run", I couldn't put it down.  I feel like I'm at the beginning of a major change in my life.  Funny how life works out.
  • I keep hearing that.  Maybe I need to pick up that book to read? :-\
  • on 1248283935:

    I keep hearing that.  Maybe I need to pick up that book to read? :-\


    It's a fun book that has at least a few ideas in it that will make you think.  Whether or not all the science therein is accurate, I don't know -- and I'm not sure it matters.

    What is great about the book is that it captures both a great experience as well as the strength of the human spirit.  It's a fun (and pretty short/fast) read.  I enjoyed it even though I don't consider myself a runner.  I am trying to get better at running though -- and now that I'm correctly equipped to run, that is a lot easier these days!
  • It was well written, and I really liked hearing about Jurek, et al. Very good book!
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