>Running 101>What do you do to take care of your feet?
It depends on what's wrong. I typically use a foot wheel.
Roll the bottoms of your feet with a Lacrosse ball and a golf ball. These are very inexpensive and do a good job.
Crocs, Rubz Ball, heel drops, technical fabric socks for running, good shoes, heated foot whirlpool
2013 -Sub 2:00 for 1/2 marathon
I just pick at my feet and throw the dead skin at the cat.
You and Buelligan win.
2013 goals: Kick some arse. Moreso than 2012.
"If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does. There's your pep talk for today. Go Run." -- Slo_Hand
"Determined is what I am. Maybe a little sick in the head? Ok who am I kidding ALOT sick in the head" -- rockenmamaof5
Ecco dress shoes.
VFF house slippers.
Nails trimmed and filed, more to preserve the toes of my hoity-toity Injinji lightweight toe socks than for vanity/comfort.
I keep looking at toe spreader thingies (like THESE or THESE), but I can't bring myself to actually buy/use them.
As a minimalist runner I think stretching and flexing the feet and ankles is important. I do toe stretches similar to the picture, but standing (in the shower) with the toes against the tub wall. I also sometimes curl the toes downward, at least when the feet are not threatening to cramp. Flex ankles in all directions (left, right, in out, etc.).
I do nothing special for my feet. I just go on with life. I run some too. They seem to do okay.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
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