by MuddyJ at 8:23 PM
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You Know You’re a Barefoot Runner When… Part Deux
By MuddyJ

You know you’re a Barefoot Runner when… (in no particular order)…(continued)
  1. …You’re not wearing any shoes…(Thanks to Mark Lofquist)
  2. …You don’t have a problem leaving the house without make-up, but won’t go outside with chipped toenail polish… (Thanks to Lorraine Heyes)
  3. …You have made your own running shoes
  4. …You have ever dug something out of your foot (eg: glass/splinters), and you haven’t the foggiest idea of how or when it got lodged there in the first place… (Thanks to Ian Hicks)
  5. …You identify with this and the previous list…
  6. …You tend to...
by Spinningwoman at 3:30 PM
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It's all your fault<g>
By Spinningwoman

OK, so under the subliminal influence of this forum, I have metamorphosed from someone who just wanted to find out more about barefoot mechanics to fix a threatening bunion into an Actual Runner. (In much the same way that my teenage son poking a piece of bacon around in a pan is an Actual Chef, but it's a start.)

I have downloaded a couch-5K app for my Android phone and have done the first two walky-runny sessions. Actually, I did the first one with an ipod touch app and then realised that as I had GPS on my phone it made more sense to use that and get a map and stats. (I like stats<g>. It's part of the genetic combo that comes with my long fourth finger and my slight Morton's Toe, I believe. The too-much-androgen-in-the-womb bit that once made my husband say with all seriousness...
by MuddyJ at 4:32 PM
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You Know You’re a Barefoot Runner When…
By MuddyJ

You know you’re a Barefoot Runner when… (in no particular order)

  1. ….You can quote “Born to Run” verbatim, AND reference the chapter the aforementioned quote came from….
  2. ….You refer to shoes as “foot coffins“….
  3. ….when re-meeting people whom you have previously met at other races/events, you show them your feet and they say, “Ah HA! now I remember you! “
  4. ….You pronounce “Tarahumara” correctly… (Tara-oo-mara)
  5. ….Though you may have never met him, you can hear...
by Dr James Stoxen DC at 9:35 PM
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What Is Foot Pronation and Foot Supination? Is It Good or Bad?
Video Tutorial #157a

You go to your doctor and they say, “Your feet pronate too much or over pronate.

I'm sure that is what someone said to you which prompted you to google this article.

There are many ways to describe over pronation but the way I describe it is when the foot rolls outside a range I call the safe range between rolling from the outside of the foot to the inside of the foot.

This is what many call over pronation, excessive pronation, hyper pronation or sometimes called fallen arches.

Have you been told by your doctor that you have flat feet? Or do your feet supinate too much which is called over supination or...