I was really quite nervous about this race for several reasons. The biggest reason was simply because although I had planned several practice runs for this event, I had not actually run anything more than 1.5 miles or so. Heck, I can't even think of the last time I've even attempted to run anything more than a mile or two, even shod! Another reason I was nervous was because Tennessee weather can be so unpredictable and I was very unfamiliar with the course. To help with my nerves, I decided to make myself a tutu to keep my mind on other things.
(I think it turned out pretty well)
I also decided that if I was going to run barefoot, I might as well make my toes look good. I decided on a bright pink with...
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Squat for lengthening the Achilles, PF, and calf muscles for better barefoot running (with video)
By Angela Hotz, a.k.a. Barefoot Angie Bee
This is a movement that can be done any time of day. Its how you see people hanging out waiting for a bus or eating a bowl of something yummy in another country. Here in the US we don't ever squat. We sit and get all tight and shortened up. The squat will lengthen the Achilles, Plantar Fascia, and calf muscles.
My spawn can sit like this all day. When they are doing something they are often found squatting atop a chair instead of sitting. We should take notes from the way they move!
Summer time is the perfect time to kick off those high heels, running shoes included, and experience the ground...
Avoid An Ankle Sprain: Choose Your Shoes Carefully
By Dr. Michael Nirenberg, DPM
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injury that occurs when walking. In the United States 23,000 people endure a sprained ankle each day. I teach the proper techniques of walking to lessen ankle injuries all the time, but today I’m going to approach the subject from another angle: Your choice in footwear.
Can those well-cushioned running shoes be putting you at a greater risk for an ankle sprain?
I realize this position might go against the common mode of thought that the more shoe under you the better, but after years of treating patients with sprained and fractured ankles, I have to conclude that it’s true.