Snow Running

Not barefoot this time, but back in my Vibram Five Fingers with some rubber trimmed from the left heel, I set out for a run in the recent snow. The soft snow and (relatively) warm feet make this a new game – suddenly it feels like I can work my heart and lungs instead of my feet and legs. Exuberance sets in quickly, and as usual I probably go farther than I should. A few short sections on hard snow or pavement make it clear that the Five Fingers are still hurting my left heel, but it does feel like the trimming was helpful. Anyway, I may not get a chance to run in such soft, pillowy conditions again soon, so I make myself good and sore.

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