Monday, September 17, 2007

A few of my favorite new things...

It has arrived. The long awaited "Fixing your feet" by John Vonhof is here in my hot little hands.

P. 115 "Duct tape techniques" caught my eye right away, but I want to read it all, cover to cover. And then read it again. And possibly again after that.

There is so much good stuff here! Most people I've mentioned it to around here have never heard of it, so needless to say, I've been carting it around with me everywhere I go, showing it off as my newest prized possession. When I mentioned to one friend that there were pages and pages on how to treat blisters, the response was, "Ooh, now isn't that just yummy?"

Guess you've got to live through it to get it. Anyway, I'm thrilled and I cannot wait to get through every single morsel of it. A great big huge thank you to Michelle and Sarah for recommending it.

The other thing I have to report on is my Nathan winter water bottle. It is definitely leak proof. I really like that. It's a good, sturdy bottle, too, which is nice. It is slightly larger than my other water bottles though, so when it sits in my belt, which hold it at an angle across the small of my back, my elbow jams into it when I'm in motion. That's not fun.

That probably wouldn't happen if I were a bit taller or not so short waisted, but as it is, it's not ideal for me for running. I would definitely use it as an every day water bottle or if I was wearing a back pack with a side pocket where it could stand up straight.

And so, the quest for the perfect water bottle continues... but we're getting closer.

8 comments:

Journey to a Centum said...

I think Michelle has her PHD in foot care from your new book. I'm sure you two will blog on for hours about the different techniques for patching up your feet. I am a believer in the Kinesio Tape over duct tape. Duct tape is for ducts!

Cheers!
Eric

angie's pink fuzzy said...

new things are always fun!

Backofpack said...

Sarah,
I got an email today from a company who is producing a water bottle that straps to your bicep. He wants me to try it out - I'll forward it to you in case you are interested!

Love the book, I haven't solved my problems, but I am much better at treating them.

Sarah said...

Glad you are enjoying your new book! I'll admit I haven't read mine all the way through...just here and there as needed. : ) The most helpful tip for me is to not let callouses get too big. I use the pumice stone gently every day.

Turtle Guy said...

For centuries, it seems, man has delved into the vast expanse of duct tape trivia.

Why is it, then, that we seemingly have only 101 documented occurances of its use?

Bast said...

Just got my new orthotics today. Ahhhh.... much better than duct tape, which I really thought was duck tape until I was at least 35. I kept wondering why they had a special tape for ducks? So inhumane...

psbowe said...

so now you're new the 'tape your feet' expert! Good luck on the bottle search, there's so many kinds, makes it hard to choose sometimes...or you could just go with a hydration pack, by one by Nathan is awesome.

matt said...

i had heard a lot about this book, but now you really have me wanting to go out and purchase it. good luck with your footcare issues...i think it takes years of practice to get it all figured out.

congratulations on the strong 1/2 marathon performace, too :)