I’ve been trying to figure out why I haven’t turned out to be a world class athlete yet. After a bit of analysis, the only reasonable conclusion that I could come up with is – sea-level.
See I’ve lived my life in two sea level cities, Mumbai and Chicago, the lack of rarified mountain air must be the reason for my lack of athletic ability. So now that I’m in Salt Lake City, I have to make up for lost time.
Now you must be wondering that sea level can’t just be the only reason and I thought about it as well. Using shoes to run might also be a contributing factor. The Tarahumara Indians (no not from India but from Mexico) are famous for their long distance barefoot running, so maybe I should try that as well.
To ease my transition to barefoot running, I decided to purchase Five Finger’s vibram soles.
Now that I have everything planned out, I started for my first run from my base at the base of Wasatch mountain. A few minutes into the run, I’m completely out of breath and the blisters on my foot are getting increasingly painful.
Well my order of two large pizzas must be going cold, so I guess I can wait a few days and try again.