Dr. Jawa Runs his First Marathon
Dr. Jawa, is a long time reader and contributor to our blog. You may remember Dr. Jawa doing headstands, teaching in black KSO VFFs, running a half marathon in Las Vegas, or on vacation in Jamaica. Dr. Jawa recently continued his adventures in Vibram Five Fingers by completing his first marathon at the St. George marathon wearing his Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas. Read about this and his other recent escapades after the jump!
Almost one year after I started using Vibrams, I completed my first marathon on Oct. 2, 2010 at St. George, Utah. My original KSOs are worn out, so I bought new Bikilas just last month. It took 4 hours 10 minutes for me to complete. I already signed up for my second marathon, the Malibu Marathon, next month.
As I was running, I was disappointed that I didn't see anyone wearing Vibrams. Then at mile 10, someone tapped on my shoulder and gave a big smile. His name is Isaiah and he was wasw wearing Sprints. We chatted for about a mile. He is a fan of BirthdayShoes.com and follows the website regularly. He was new to Vibrams and he was excited to see someone else in Vibrams.
My wife also ran with me. My goofy shoes attracted a lot of attention and I am only happy. Above are a few pictures, one of them in our characteristic Vibram stance.
BTW, I bought some new suits and made sure the pants are fitted for Vibrams. Is there anyone wearing full suit and doing business in Vibram? I wore them to a wedding recently.
Thanks, Dr. Jawa, for keeping us up to date with all your latest Five Fingers activites and congratulations on running your marathon in an amazing time!!