Archive for August, 2011
I’m going on a three week holiday, touring around China and obviously don’t want to ruin the shape I’ve worked so hard to build up over the last few months. So I decided to find out what I could do to stay fit while on vacation.
In November of last year, I had undergone some major changes in my diet and exercise routines (namely, I started watching what I ate and walking once or twice a week). I really wanted to start running, though. So, after having walked a couple times a week for a few months, I decided to try it.
When the Fitness Stack Exchange site had just begun we got a question about What are the downsides of minimalist running shoes? My answer was that there’s nothing inherently bad about them, but as the saying goes: “if the shoe fits, wear it”. The shoes aren’t for everyone, so while it may be great for some, they can be harmful to others.
Now when I wrote that answer I didn’t have any first hand experience with actually wearing minimalist running shoes like Vibrams, so I decided to go to my favorite running shop and picked up a pair.