Today, my dad turns 80. That we’re able to celebrate this unlikeliest of birthdays with him is testament not only to his strength and passion for life, but also to the skill and compassion of his medical team over the last 18 months.
Vibram, the maker of the popular Five Finger running and fitness shoes, recently settled a lawsuit whereby they were sued for what amounts to false advertising. The suit takes issue with Vibram’s claim that their shoes could fix all manner of common running injuries. From shin splints, to sore knees, minimalist (pseudo-barefoot) running promised to solve these problems.
My race season kicked off on Sunday with the San Diego Spring Sprint (500m-ish swim – 11 mile bike – 5k run). A good-sized, well-organized local sprint race in the San Diego Triathlon Series, it usually brings out good competition to gauge early season fitness, and today was no different.