by Barefoot TJ at 8:30 AM
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By ThomDavid

Exactly a year ago, I began what I can only describe as a transformation, the form of which I could neither predict nor entirely control. I was approaching my 55th birthday, and although I have been running on and off since my early 20s, hadn't done so with any regularity since a hamstring injury sidelined me 10 years ago. Over the course of that decade, I gained a lot of weight, began to feel physically and mentally depressed, and worse, was facing a future that was certain to include either heart disease, diabetes, both, or worse. I have a family history of all these things, on both sides. And my father died of heart disease...at 55. Nothing like a cold slap in the face as I approached that birthday.

Not to bore you all with the details, but I made a...
by Barefoot TJ at 2:38 PM
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Barefoot Running – The Movie is out!

Available on Amazon

You’ve gotta see this!!!

Working with award-winning filmmakers and musicians, Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee have produced a barefoot running movie that will even get the most die-hard shoe enthusiast out of their shoes and in touch with the earth. Part documentary and part how-to, this uplifting and educational movie is filled with some of the most gorgeous barefoot running shots and energizing music out there.

This project has been over two years in the making. It began when they first published their bestseller Barefoot Running: How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the Earth. On book tour, people kept asking, "Can you please make a DVD?"...
by Barefoot TJ at 4:10 PM
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Meet our newest barefoot-friendly doctor, Dr. Emily Splichal

Be sure to give her a warm welcome, all! Dr. Emily has the background, education, and experience to help you on your barefoot journey. She will be answering your barefoot and minimalist questions as they relate to your running health in our Ask the Docs forum.

Welcome Dr. Emily!

Dr. Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES
Evidence Based Fitness Academy (EBFA), CEO/Founder
"Applying Research - Achieving Results!"

Dr Emily Splichal, Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy and Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist Certification for healh and wellness professionals. With over 11 years in the fitness industry, Dr...
by Barefoot TJ at 9:00 PM
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2012 Disneyland Half Marathon
By Henry


This was my first out-of-town race in over 20 years, so the experience was much more than just one day. Disneyland is about 90 miles from my home in San Diego. The race also occurs on Labor Day weekend, so I didn't have to rush back home after the Sunday race.


I left on Saturday morning for the Race Expo at the Disneyland Hotel, and parked for free in the Downtown Disney parking lot. The expo was huge, but I didn't want to stay long and wear myself out before the race. I noticed lots of people wearing their Cars Land 5K Rally medals from the race that occurred earlier in the morning. 17,000 people were registered for the the Half Marathon, the largest race I've attended in recent years. Bay-to-Breakers was the only larger one back in 1989...