Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Boot Last Stand

So about 3.2 days to go (I get it off early Friday morning). I've been cutting back on wearing it and walking around a little without it. Had a few couple mile walks with Mary on Saturday, that went fine. The foot seems to be going more naturally by itself... maybe because I am more confident on it or maybe it's the body doing it. Can't tell.

Since I'm gonna scale back on the vibrams/barefoot to a couple of short runs a week, I got some new running shoes to put on next week, and hopefully wear through whatever marathon I pick out. Tried to identify some thin soled shoes with a low heel drop (vertical distance between heel and ball of foot), and was about to get the minzuno wave 3's, but went with the adidas rocket because a bro at work wears something similar and likes them, and it looks like less of a heel drop. Anyways, I'm psyched to get out running, crossfitting, biking, and thrashing again.

I'll post something from the injury sketchbook soon, per Dave. We will see what the doc says friday but if I have my way the boot is getting sold at Margot's garage sale.

Friday, September 24, 2010


So Weezer is doing back to back shows at the masonic:

1st night: Blue Album + Greatest Hits
2nd night: Pinkerton + Greatest Hits

Which one would you go to? I am not doing both that is just plain crazy. I am leaning blue, but kind of think Pinkerton will be less crowded?

Coming soon: Boot update week 3... 1 week to go!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Getting Deep

Just came back from the premier of this guy (it was in Tahoe first, but they did one in SF too). Really, really good. Completely different than the other biz, gets even dudes stuck in giant plastic boots psyched. Now trying to decide on the length of my board. Gonna be a tough decision cause I've been riding short, and need to go either 157 or 159. Leaning 157.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Boot Week 1 report

Positives: Filling up the sketchbook, watched football, no pain in my foot ever, got in 4 workouts this week, hung out with some bros and developed positive relationships (no doubt bro). Wrote a post and read-up on stress fractures at the Minimalist Runner group. Very helpful dudes wrote back that had stress fractures, said coming back should be fine and not to fret. Can't find my specific post but Vanessa can vouch for me.

Negatives: This boot sucks. Couldn't go out last night cause I was so sick of walking in it, and my foot and leg just gets really tired after a full day of activities. Ripping out my leg hairs somehow (thermos action??). Foot already feeling atrophy I think, squatted last night without the boot to plug something in and my foot almost gave out. I stare longingly when I see skateboarders or runners go by.

One More Positive: Less than 3 weeks!

One More Negative: Pretty much 3 more weeks.

Denny D gon be throwing mad bombs to El today. WHABAM!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cationary Word

Sup dudes.

So I found out Friday I have a stress fracture in my right foot which has left me in a boot for the next 4 weeks. After discussing this with my doctor this is probably from going pretty hard with the vibrams, barefoot running, and forefoot stride. This type of working out was great for my ankles, knees, glutes, hips, back, core... I was really digging it. Vanessa had told me before from Barefoot Ted's workshop that he had warned about "too much too soon", which makes sense as you are working muscles in a way you have never done in your life before. I thought this was mostly for major long distance runners, but just from the sprinting workouts I did combined with some longer runs and crossfit stuff, it was enough to develop the fracture. The doc told me this occurs over the course of 6-12 months, and I switched to forefoot about 9 months ago. Huge bummer. I know I've told a ton of people how much I liked this style of running, and I do hope to go back to it eventually, but taking it a little slower. So I hope everyone I recommended it to sticks with it but be careful, and don't overdo anything. I was blindsided by this injury, and I hope it doesn't happen to anyone else.

Since I can't really do cardio right now (no access to a pool) I'm gonna start a injury sketchbook, and try and sketch it up as a little replacement hobby for the next 4 weeks.


Friday, September 3, 2010