Episode #34 – John Vonhof (The Foot Guy)




John Vonhof should be everybody’s best friend. For years, he has been tending the feet of the people who most abuse them—hikers and runners. His experience as an ultra-runner led him to a life-long interest in the treatment of feet, and he understands what we do wrong and how we can correct it. I, along with many of my fellow hikers, completely ignored my feet on the trail. They hurt, my toenails dropped off one by one, and I lost feeling in my toes for about four or five months after I finished. I had no idea how I should treat them and I’ll certainly be taking some of the precautions that John shares with us for my upcoming hikes later this year. If you’d like to learn more about the very simple steps you can take to protect these most valuable of assets, click on this link to John’s Amazon page. You can also check out his blog, on his website, fixingyourfeet.com. John also has his own podcast, Writers Authors On Fire.

 

Jessa has hit something of a wall. She has been doing really well to this point and has at last encountered an inevitable downturn. How she copes with this will be the catalyst for her success, or her failure, in completing her hike. We can only wish her well. She’ll be sharing her thoughts further in her blog post later today.

Thanks again to those of you supporting me on Patreon. Also, your support for my two Appalachian Trail books continues to keep them in the Top 20 Camping books on Amazon. Thanks once more.

1 Comment on “Episode #34 – John Vonhof (The Foot Guy)

  1. My feet feel fine after a long day’s hike. I wear either flip flops, sandals or go barefooted. I’ve never once had a problem. Except on the rare occasion when I have to wear shoes. Then I risk either blisters or a turned ankle. At the end of playing pickleball (a version of tennis,) my feet hurt for at least 24 hours (because I have to wear shoes and I’m hardly used to it,) but not on the trail. I let my feet be feet and they thank me for it.

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