First MarathonWelcome to Run Arizona where we bring you all the latest and most up to date information on general fitness and more specifically “Running” techniques and strategies to help prevent injuries and to further your enjoyment of running. I remember when I first started running I had a lot of questions and made a lot of stupid mistakes. That includes running barefoot and I even tried the barefoot sandals and while I am not saying that there is anything wrong with barefoot sandals it just wasn’t really for me. I do on the other hand agree with the idea of having flexibility within your foot. That is why I love the Vibram toe shoes.

Now I should probably mention a disclaimer here. I hope that you get a lot out of this site but I want you to know that I am not a medical professional and any information I provide on this blog is from my own personal experience and if you choose to follow any of the advice in this blog you do so at your own risk. I accept no responsibility for any injuries that may occur from anyone that follows tips in this blog. Please consult a physician if you have before making any changes to your diet or exercise routine.

I know those disclaimers are kind of lame but you never know when someone might misunderstand what I may be saying and try something dangerous. Like when I say I went running barefoot for 30 minutes straight and I’m not talking about wearing barefoot shoes or sandals but actually running with nothing but socks. I actually wore 2 pairs of socks but by the time I got home the heel had worn through to my foot and I was very much in pain and had swelling in my feel for a week and I wasn’t able to run for about another week after that.

Needless to say, I learned my lesson and will not be doing that again but then that was a long time ago. I can’t even remember how long it’s been but I can promise you that since that first mistake I have learned a lot and look forward to sharing this journey with new runners. So, feel free to bookmark this site and I welcome you to follow me in this journey.


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