So I donned my VFF's and hopped on the treadmill. Up to this point, I've been running about a mile in just socks, and then putting on my running shoes to complete my run. The first mile felt great--much nicer than running in socks, which can be a bit slippery. After the first mile, I had to go to the bathroom, so I hopped of the treadmill and ran to the bathroom...and I loved them even more when I was running off the treadmill. I might have to go out for a short outdoor run with them and just bear the cold. I finished up the run around 2.5 miles, because I was starting to feel a blister forming on my big toe. Even with socks, that has been a problem spot, and I just need to toughen up my feet a bit more.
That little red spot has been there since the first day I tried barefoot running.
That is still where the one hot spot is.
I was a little worried about the VFF's because I have a bossy second toe, and I wasn't sure if they would bother my toe, or if that would hinder the good fit. For the 2.5 miles I ran today, it didn't seem to be a problem. It will be interesting to see what happens as I get into longer runs with them, which I do plan on doing.
See how much longer my second toe is than all the rest?
I blame that toe on my career as a ballerina that never happened!
My form felt great, although my calves still really feel the change in form. I wonder how long it is going take to get used to that?
I'm headed out for a six mile run with some girlfriends Sunday morning, so even though I won't be in my VFF's, it will be interesting to see how my body reacts to a longer run with my new form. I'll keep you posted!!