I’m happy to report that I’m feeling a bit better today. I still can’t walk very well, but I don’t have any special plans for today, so I can just take it easy. This morning, I saw a lot of cyclists on the road to Shikotsu-ko. I didn’t envy them one bit!
It’s really hot in Sapporo today. It’s 30 degrees where I am at the moment, which is unbelievable for September in Hokkaido. It’s nice and cool in the evenings, though, so it’s still a lot better than Gifu.
Anyway, thanks for your comments on the topic. The reason I decided to try barefoot running is that I have been getting a lot of injuries from running recently. I never had this problem in the past, but over the last few months, I’ve started pulling muscles and over-stretching tendons. It was really painful, so when I read about the barefoot running theory, I decided to give it a try. I hope those of you who decide to read “Born to Run” will let me know what you thought of it when you finish.
Here is some feedback on this week’s comments.
I am Munta. I am a big fan of u! Nice to meet you!
I am a big fan of yours.
If the guy knew your thought, he/she would have driven at 80/90 km/h!
If the guy had known what you were thinking, he would have… (I still won, though.)
Every day is studying(毎日が勉強)
I have to study every day.
Ethiopian children go to school running everyday with bare feet.
Ethiopian children run to school every day in bare feet. (A-Z: everyday)
Do you need to tell your nationality when you book the ferry for Hokkaido!? Why??
I have learned not to ask “why?” in Japan anymore!
Love may begin between you….フフフ…
David teacher told me balance is important!
David told me balance is important. (A-Z: teacher)
my son’s kindergarten sounds like my son having(owning) that kindergarten.
It may seem strange, but this is a very common structure in English: e.g., my husband’s company, my brother’s university, etc.
> It is not nice to hear that “the” Japan’s English education systems change so frequently.
I don’t think this “the” is necessary…
That is correct. You don’t need “the” because “Japan’s” is already identifying the noun.
I wish we could use current textbook.
I wish we had used the current textbook when I was in school.
…and enjoying running with barefoot in Japan.
…and enjoying running barefoot in Japan.
I am back from Okinawa today, and am a bit of tired so I haven’t finished read your new entry and others comments. I just wanted to say hello to you guys
Welcome back. I hope you had a nice trip.
As you said, “New Horizon” is not easy for beginner level learners (junior high school students). There are so many vocabulary and the speed they are taught is so fast.
“There is so much vocabulary” or “There are so many new words.”
So, David, by running barefoot, are you going to learn how to place your feet to avoid injuries, and then are you going to use minimalist shoes not to hurt yourself?
Yes, that is my plan.
David, you like running, cycling, I don’t know if you are a good swimmer, though…
Why not challenge “the triathlon”?
Why not try a triathlon? (A-Z: challenge)
I would love to, but I’m a really slow swimmer. I will have to work on that. I want to do an Iron-Man triathlon someday.
I don’t know which is good for your health, barefoot or shoes on.
I don’t know which is better for your health – running barefoot, or running with shoes on.
That’s it for today. I’m driving over to Aoki san’s house in Obihiro on Monday, but I’ll stop somewhere along the way to do a new entry.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.