I know. I know. If running with bare feet, why use any “unnatural equipment.” I’ve heard the discussions and the sarcasm. How naked should we get? Is it even right to carry water? Won’t you lose your zen if you use technological gear? The fact is, you want to be able to use your body […]
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If you have recently learned to enjoy barefoot running, you probably learned in the warmer months of the year. You worked on patiently building up the soles of your feet, but as winter begins to creep in, you wonder if it is safe to run barefoot in cold weather, AND if you can tolerate it, […]
It is not very hard to make the case that being barefoot while running, walking, dancing, standing (any time you use your feet) is better for all the joints and tendons in your body. The physiology of the foot and its connections are well suited to help maintain balance, while minimizing impact to the rest […]
Last Saturday, I ran my first running race at maximum aerobic function pace AND my first race barefoot on a significant amount of of sharp asphalt while participating in the Final Kick Events 2014 Shamrock Shuffle. Here is a summary of lessons I learned from the experience: 1. Going to […]
Location: near Nampa, Idaho; starting and ending at the Ste. Chapelle Winery Date and time of evaluation run: Saturday, March 1, 2014, from about 11 AM to noon Weather during my run: 44°F; steady, light rain; icy wind picked up about half way through. Traffic: minimal and polite (click on any photo to enlarge) […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.