One Bare Foot to Another at the Barefoot Runners Society
If you are the only barefoot runner in town, you don’t want to add to the stigma by talking to yourself all the time. Even the least verbal people seem to have a desire to talk about their passionate pursuits, but a group-of-one doesn’t work. Books are great to get started; motivation has to have life in your inner core; however, conversation with fellow enthusiasts brings insight and energy to a new level. That is why I ventured to join The Barefoot Runners Society, my first ever online forum.
I proceeded cautiously, my knowledge of forums coming mostly from news reports of stalkers. I tried a couple of different websites in the beginning, but found this one to be the best combination of friendly and...
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...
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.
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.
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...