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    Wow, now that I've watched videos on the different strikes, I've come to realize that what I considered to be a heel strike was a midfoot strike. I've always run on the balls of my feet, and trying to run midfoot (what I always considered "flatfooted") just felt wrong. Even just walking, it's either forefoot strike or, if it's a slow stroll, a midfoot. The heel strike always felt like my foot was slapping the ground and felt wrong.
    Show me these vids... Makes me wonder if I actually midfoot strike as my foot doesn't "slap".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
    It's like wearing a ballet slipper, so it's good I'm one of those guys who's comfortable with his masculinity and all.
    This is what fast flats feel like. Ballet slippers.
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    Looking good Wonder! Very badass
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    Nice job, Tasha!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    Show me these vids... Makes me wonder if I actually midfoot strike as my foot doesn't "slap".
    I Youtubed "midfoot strike" and went from there. I was most comfortable with the side profile running videos to see what each was, but they have them from every angle possible. It's just a bit harder to find someone with minimal shoes or barefoot so i can see what it ACTUALLY looks like.

    This is the midfoot I referenced from:


    And this is the heel strike I saw:





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    Thank you, all. I have a long ways to go, but who doesn't? I have also come a long way.

    Early July is one year that I've been here, and truly dedicating myself to self-improvement, physically and mentally. A thought crossed my mind today: time for a new journal? Nameless Wonder: Starting Strength, maybe. That would be a good incentive to pick up my exercise attempts and really stick with them. I may end up putting my dad's birthday check towards getting my bike all fixed up (tune-up including truing the wheels, changing tubes and tires) so I can ride on the weekends and get some cardio in, until I'm ready to try riding to work. I'll keep thinking about it. I wouldn't stop updating on mood developments and supplements use because mental health is still my top priority.
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    Tasha- Don't bother changing journals. It's a pain in the ass and you eventually go back to the old one anyways (don't go looking for my most ancient one. It didn't last very long and was a boring meal journal.) Just give yourself goals and run with them.
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    I am channeling Ms. Dressage today in my broomstick skirt. Charcoal gray with diagonal white pin-stripes (the crinkly effect makes them look less strange than it probably sounds). I don't wear skirts often, but this is my favorite since it lives bunched up in a drawer on purpose and goes with everything. I love wearing it with graphic t-shirts, personally, but today I have a navy blue shelf tank-top with a white button-up (unbuttoned and sleeves rolled to elbows) over it. I'm not sure if the tank-top would be appropriate for the office (probably not), but the AC is on so I'm comfortable as-is. I am also wearing my black suede moccasins without socks because they kept falling down.

    Why am I telling you this? I don't know, I felt like it. I am not very stylish, but I feel comfortable (in appearance) today. This is a good sign for the state of my head (whenever I say this, I think of "state of the union address". My whole journal is a "state of the head address").

    According to videos on Zappos.com, Vibram is not pronounced vy-brim. Vib-rim is the proper pronunciation according to them. I've never heard it spoken before. Oh, English, you are a strange one. I'm torn between spending ~1/2 of my dad's birthday check towards some nice minimalist shoes (and then the question is do I get something that is 100% casual like the Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove, or something that could be dressy, like the Merrell Barefoot Serene Glove?) or getting my bike all tuned and fixed up. The rest of it would go towards the small loan I wanted to pay off this year. OR, the most super responsible option is to set it aside to go towards filling our oil tank for this winter, since I'm paying off my loans on-time, just not as faster as I'd like to.

    Yesterday was a very successful do-nothing day. I was SO TIRED all day. I got debilitatingly bored at one point and Boyfriend and I commiserated on that (when you feel so bored that you don't WANT to do anything, but you hate NOT doing anything, and all suggestions just make you want to have a tantrum). I ended up taking in my bikini bottoms (a little too much, I think) and making some plans for the weekend. I think we'll drive up to Maine Friday night, head to the beach Saturday afternoon to get some totally not Primal food at Percy's, then walk down the beach as far/for as long as we can stand. Boyfriend was going to suggest this until I did, nice to know he's on the same page as me for a good outdoors experience. Sunday, it's going to rain. We can probably bring up some laundry so I can give Boyfriend a break from that (though, to be fair, I did the laundry every week for several months while his shoulder was healing).

    For all my planning, sometimes I go with my gut and fuck the plans. Last night, I did not take Tryptophan. I slept just fine after I got Boyfriend to stop crushing me (glad he was sleeping well and on-time though!). I feel a bit tired today, but not outrageously so. This morning, I discovered that it's likely the B-complex I've been taking, and not the new multi, that makes me feel ill in the morning. I will try taking it after I eat, instead. I don't think I will take Tryptophan for the rest of the week. Too much serotonin would account for the sleep problems I've been having since I started taking it...could also account for depression relapse last week after the huge mood boost.

    No-poo: I feel like giving up. It's such a hassle trying to fix my hair after I mess up the cleaning process. The lemon-water is very drying, but the hair oil I got is...too oily. My keratin conditioner (purchased to repair after bleaching, it works quite well for that) is the only thing that would regulate my texture after I added too much oil yesterday (I washed it a couple of times, tried rinsing with lemon-water too to see if that would strip it a bit, but no good). Give it a day, and it's usually fine after my scalp oils come back a bit/maybe my head absorbs some of the extra oil. I feel like it would be easier to get a good SLS-free shampoo and just use that a few times a week, rather than trying to make this no-washing thing work. My hair feels GREAT today, but that's mostly due to the conditioner. It's slightly waxy and I really want to hold off on washing it, to see what happens, but I can't stand that texture. I am probably too impatient to make this work.

    And for fun, here's me about to head out to the wedding I went to on the 9th. Not pictured is the wide-brim straw hat my aunt bought me for an early birthday present when we visited in March.
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