Cushioned Fivefingers

The only problem with VFFs is that sometimes after 2 hours of running the balls of my feet start to hurt. Here is the solution I used to keep the balls of feet pain free for 20 miles of running last week.

Last Wednesday I decided to head out for a 20 mile run. I have not ran in shoes other than Vibram Fivefingers since October and didn’t want to go back to my other shoes if I could help it.

For this you need the Komodosport version of the Fivefingers. Carefully remove the Komodosport insole. It is glued down near the ball of the shoe, be careful not to rip it out, just slowly work the glue away from the insole. Once you get it out, position the ball of foot cushion just behind the metatarsal heads. You don’t want the cushions to sit directly under the metatarsal heads, but rather just behind them. This actually helps to encourage toe splay.

You can see a video on how to position the metatarsal pads below.

Lettuce wraps: 20 min Paleo dinner

Here is an easy paleo meal you can whip up in less than 30 minutes. This meal is not 100% paleo, but it is pretty close. Two of the non-paleo items are Kerry Gold grass fed cheese to top the lettuce wraps, and grass fed Ghee that I cooked the free range chicken in.
Here’s all you need: a protien source; free range chicken, beef, lamb. Whatever veggies you have available will work for toppings. Add a sweat potato if you need some carbs. Top with bacon, grass fed cheese, homemade mayo, hot sauce.

  1. Cook free range chicken, venison or beef in grass feed butter
  2. Put a starchy tuber such as sweet potato in microwave for 5 min. Remove skin and cut into cubes when cooled slightly
  3. Cut up tomatoes or other veggies
  4. Use outer lettuce leaf as a wrap
  5. Top with homemade mayo, bacon, grass fed cheese or hot sauce

Paul Jaminet: The Perfect Health Diet

In this episode I talk with Paul Jaminet about his book, The Perfect Health Diet and the evolutionary approach to health and nutrition. Topics we discuss are: saturated fat, physics, economics, circadian rhythm, confirmation bias, correlation vs causation, safe starches, bacon, and Paul’s thinking process.

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Vibram Lontra Review

Here is my review of the Vibram Lontra. Great for cold and wet weather.

First off, let me say that I really like this shoe. Prior to the Lontra, I would typically just head to the treadmill on a cold or wet day.
I don’t like running in many other shoes other than the Fivefingers. Nothing fits my foot as well. I know many people who try the Fivefingers have a hard time going back to any other shoe. This obviously presents problems for those of us who live in northern climates.

Rather than listing the pros and cons of the shoe, I feel that the shoe can be better described on a continuum of trade-offs.

1. The shoe is water resistant, but it is not very breathable. Probably wouldn’t want to wear it in temps above 45 degrees F.

2. Difficult to get on, yet keeps snow and water out. Much more difficult to get on than any other Vibram, but that helps keep stuff out.

3. Lacks flexibility and ground feel of other models, yet protects against rocks and ice. This model has the same sole as the Treksport. It is the beefiest Vibram sole in my opinion and protects the most against rocks.

4. They have made one improvement of the inner lining of the shoe when compared to the Treksport sole. The Treksport has seems running down either side of the shoe that caused some blistering for me. The Lontra on the other hand has one seem running down the middle of the shoe that is unobtrusive and a much better design.

Similar to my dogs winter shoes?
Seem runs down middle of shoe rather than on either side