Skateboarding isn’t dangerous. Running is! Running has put me in the hospital twice, and bestowed upon me dozens of injuries over the years. As my knee slowly and surely heals, I’ve been rethinking my future running career. Hey, I want to run another 30 years.
Thanks largely to a pretty wonderful book, Born to Run. It’s got me into the idea of “chi running.” Running lightly with minimal foot cushion, feeling the ground. I’m gonna give up running (as) fast (as possible) in favor of running along the trails with more sensitivity, lightly.
Tuesday night was my first run since the operation a month ago. I wore these Sanuk shoes. They’re pretty close to being barefoot, just a bit of cushion, they’re made by surfers. I ran about 4 miles on coastal trails, with a bit of Ron Rahmer-type bushwhacking. It felt good to feel the trail with my feet.