A Giant Leap for Foot Strength

By Pete Estabrooks, For The Calgary Herald, April 29, 2010

I would think the transition from winter running and activity to spring would be an easy one — that those long slow runs slipping on icy trails and trundling over Calgary’s less than stellar snow-plowed streets would have honed my feet and ankles into engineering units rivalling anything they would have thrown against the Six Million Dollar Man.

Unfortunately, such is not the case.

Come spring, there is the inevitable trail run where one foot or the other rolls over a rock, stump or root, and I tumble into gravity’s hungry jaws.

This year, however, I have a tool in my repertoire that will relegate falls to the “yes I am uncoordinated, but man do I have strong feet” category.

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