The (Brief) Return of the Barefoot Runner

I haven’t been feeling anything in my calf lately and I was itching to go for another run, so I decided to risk it. But I should have listened to the little voice that said there’s a difference between running and walking and you should give it a bit longer.

I began to feel the sore spot in my right calf within a few minutes of starting, and eventually it got so bad that I knew I’d tear the muscle completely if I didn’t stop.

It was so frustrating because I was loving it. Running with bare feet through wet grass on a lovely morning is an experience that goes beyond just running! But I think I’ll be a good few weeks before I dare try again. Time to pump the bike tyres up…

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7 Responses to The (Brief) Return of the Barefoot Runner

  1. chloefb says:

    Always the way. I always tell myself I’m going to be really careful then fail at the last hurdle. Hurt my back pretty badly about 6 weeks ago and have been treating it so carefully since then and building up really slowly. Almost better again this week, then I wasn’t concentrating while playing with my friend’s baby and picked him up wrong and it hurts again!

    Still, at least I got to use teaching Sunday school today, during the Olympics, as an excuse to dig out all my old running medals and show off to the children!

  2. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    Walking with bare feet through wet grass on a lovely morning is an experience that goes beyond just walking!

  3. Hi
    I am a barefooter with a right calf problem also. My calves were what started me barefooting in the first place. It seems like we are experiencing the same things. I have just put a post together about it with views froma few people including some advice on how to judge when it is time to run again after a calf strain. Hope it helps. Chris
    http://www.barefootbeginner.com/2012/08/08/sore-calves-should-my-calves-feel-sore-when-i-become-a-barefooter/

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