Comment from: Kristy [Visitor]

Such a great thing for me to read! I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant and everyone thinks I'm crazy for running, let alone running in my VFF's! My doctor said it was fine for me to continue running, in fact she said it was fine for me to still run a half marathon in May that I signed up for before I knew I was expecting! Thanks for the added inspiration!

02/16/11 @ 20:28
Comment from: Lyssayn [Visitor]  

Awesome story and good for her! I really want to know how she keeps her toes warm! I, too, love my VFFs and LOVE running in the cold weather, but even with wool Injinjis I don't get more than 3/4 of a mile before my feet turn into leaden blocks of ice.

02/16/11 @ 21:38
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]

Is she about to heel strike in that shot? Hopefully just from posing for the camera.

02/16/11 @ 23:54
Comment from: Drunkmonkey [Visitor]

You can't ever tell anything from a picture. Look at the cover of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running" for an example, sometimes its hard to tell even with video or even your own feet whether someone is mid/forefoot striking because of those milliseconds before the foot makes contact.

02/17/11 @ 00:06
Comment from: Aaron [Visitor]

I totally agree with Drunkmonkey: it's impossible to tell anything from one shot. There are pictures of Denny Dryer (the Chi Running guy) in which it appears his heel is about to slam into the ground hard enough to leave a divot. In this shot it looks to me like she's going to land mid-foot, knees bent, right under her center of gravity. It's only one picture, but she seems to have ideal barefoot form.

It seems the only reliable method of examining how a runner's foot strikes the ground is via slow-motion video.

I imagine the most difficult thing while running through pregnancy would be adjusting to the changing center of gravity.

02/17/11 @ 13:55
Comment from: Zephyr [Visitor]  

I can tell it, she's not. Her front foot is still several inches above the ground, her knee is slightly flexed, her foot is only a foot ahead her center of mass. A forward motion would show her foot going backwards to land below her center of mass, with the foot landing in such place heel striking is almost impossible.

BTW, her lordosis is already rather noticeable.

02/17/11 @ 16:07
Comment from: Noël [Visitor]

Josephine, You look like the picture of radiant health! Lucky babies getting such a healthy start! Wish I could have stayed in my Treks this winter, but my toes were too cold. How did you manage? Continued good health...

02/18/11 @ 17:06
Comment from: Sytera [Visitor]

Congratulations, Josephine! It is so wonderful to see pregnant women out running, especially in VFFs. I actually stopped running when I became pregnant this time (almost 12 weeks) because of a history of miscarriage. I still walk a lot in them and will get back to running some day!

02/18/11 @ 21:53
Comment from: idiotgear [Visitor]

Wow. That's a diehard runner.

02/19/11 @ 02:26

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