Friday, September 27, 2013

Leaving Injuryville

“Remember, it’s the pace that kills, never the distance.”
Bill JonesThe Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn't Stop

No you are not lost!  If you are looking for updates on Happy Feet in the Netherlands' Running Adventures, you are in the right place.

I simply "borrowed" the image above from the #30BikeRidesChallenge I am currengly doing @ The Lightness of Being on the Bike.

This project has kept me sane the past weeks, and kept my feet happy!  It seems fitting that the first post announcing my baby steps to a running come back should include a picture from how I pedaled home my new "babies".

This is NOT a sponsored post

Barefoot Blog Series (so far):
1.) Don't Panic, Keep Things in (Statistics)/Perspective
2.) Baby Steps to Barefoot Running

As much as I want to continue with barefoot running, I am not ready to do so in the cold seasons. Perhaps this can be a challenge I can take on for the future. After my experience this Summer, I am sure that I'll be spending a lot of running barefoot next year, as early as Spring!

I know there are a lot of whats (Morton's Neuroma on my right foot) and whys (they are still finding out why!) regarding my (frustrating!) injury ,(expensive!) theraphy , (surprising quick)  recovery (quicker than I thought...but while in it July-September, it seems like it lasted forever!) etc..

I have been ill though this week after taking care of the youngest daughter, who still has colds and coughs. Now, I should actually be finishing packing (last minute again!) for our Berlin weekend but here I am!

A collage of my  first ever marathon and my first back to back marathon.
Berlin Marathon 2012
Amsterdam Marathon 2012

So, I hope for now you will be satisfied with a short introductory post to my new shoes. And when I come back I will give you a more detailed blog (series!) of the crazy weeks/months of being in Injuryville!

What I can leave you though from my experience in being injured: everything is indeed conquered one baby step at a time.

Women's Brooks Defyance 6
Women's Saucony
Powergrid Triumph 10


  1. Yay another european on the friday bloggers! I'm interested in barefoot running but am too scared too try it because of the cold and wet in the UK. Well done for doing so well with it :)

    1. My apologies for the late reply!

      Thanks for dropping by. :) And yay as well - welcome fellow European!

      Barefoot running was a very rewarding experience for me, as well as running in the rain here in Holland, which I have not experienced until I started running here.

      Like you, I am scared of trying it out in the cold - i.e. Winter, with snow! - this is why I am thinking perhaps I will finally buy a pair of Vibrams to slowly easy my way into it.

  2. I'm a Brooks person as well. Patience with the injury. Been there.

    1. Sorry for the late reply!

      Welcome to my blog, and thank you for taking time to leave a comment. :)

      I am enjoying my pair of Brooks, and wished I had run earlier with them!

      Your *sole sympathy* :) is MUCH appreciated.


If I can run, so can you: big dreams are reached with baby steps!