Member Blog of the Week 1st Trail Run By Mike Rives
Well, yesterday it had been one week since I ran. I walked all week on my driveway @ home, which is mixed sizes of gravel. Hurts like h**l sometimes to walk on it, but Ken Bob says thats the best way to learn BF. But I haven't been able to run on it...did I mention it hurts!
So yesterday, I've got this pent up energy, calves are feeling better, been walking BF on gravel all week, so I says to myself, "Self, you should go to Turkey Mountain and run the trails. Maybe you won't blister running on the trails."
Let me explain about Turkey Mountain. It is designated an "urban wilderness area" and has a lot of trails that are used by hikers, walkers, trail runners, mountain bikers & horse riders. The have 3 trails with markers (red=1 mile, blue=2 mile, yellow = 5 mile) and other trails that cut across between these.
I have run on these trails 3 times prior to last night and, quite honestly, sometimes I'm not...
BRS Member Profile of the Week - Michael "Ronin" Stamm Fire Jumper
Michael “Ronin” Stamm, 23, resides in Duluth, Georgia, but was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Alcañiz, Spain. He has run the Pamplona Running of the Bulls (shod style), and says, “This World Cup has been incredible for me.”
Michael has attended Georgia Southern and currently works as a Head Coach for Lil Kicker's "teaching children everywhere the wonderful game of futbol (soccer)." He has a “wonderful mutt” named Cupcake! “She used to be my barefoot running partner but she injured her knee. I'm helping her make a full recovery though. ”
His hobbies and interests consist of rock climbing (great gym called Adrenaline near my house); theater (I love acting! Currently playing Captain Hook in Peter Pan and Wendy at Lionheart Theater in Norcross); reading non-fictionand literature (philosophy, traveling, Hemingway, Orwell, Thoreau, Nietzsche); singing (in the shower, while running, street...
My First Barefoot Marathon By John Yohe
It’s COLD this October morning in downtown Detroit, below freezing.The sun isn’t up yet.A lot of fit folks here.With sixty percent of all Americans obese, seeing people gathered together to challenge themselves physically instead of staying home and eating Doritos is refreshing.And oh my goodness, the women:Never have I seen so many fit ladies in tight spandex in once place.And then they do things like bend over to stretch and it’s madness.Any future mate of mine must be culled from these Amazons.
Member Blog of the Week- Good-Bye Noland Trail By BFWendyBird
"There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration." ~Lewis Carroll
Saturday morning was gray, dripping, and a steamy 80 degrees. I needed to get in a long run, but the thought of 10 miles on wet pavement with bare feet or in soggy VFFs was not inspiring. Running in mud, however, sounded like a great idea, so I headed out to my favorite trail. If you ever find yourself in Newport News, Virginia,and want to see a little nature, this is the place for it.
I arrived at the trail around 7:30 a.m. thinking it would be deserted compliments of the rain, but everyone had the same idea. The...