Member Profile of the Week Olle "Blind Boy" Albinsson A Little Moderation is in Order
Olle Albinsson, known as Blind Boy on our forum, joins us from the charming coastal town of Luleå, Sweden, where he has been a resident for the last 6 years. He is 27 years old and originally from Uppsala, Sweden. Olle is currently enrolled as a student at Luleå University of Technology where he is studying computer game development and is halfway to receiving his MSE (Masters degree in Software Engineering).
Olle is a self-proclaimed pacifist who has two young children and a cat called Bossa. Apparently, in keeping with his kind nature, dust bunnies are also considered pets in his home, and he claims there “are more than I care to count.”
While he only took up running again recently, he’s been a runner for six years, currently running both barefoot and minimalist. As far as favorite running stories go, he says, “I don’t have a specific one, but I remember how I...
The Invention of Shoes, By Bulbus Buggins By Barefoot Jake
Once upon a time, a boy named Fredo Buggins lived in the land of Piddle Searth. His people, the Habbits, had been around for hundreds of thousands of years and were quite advanced as a culture. They built sturdy shelters, developed complex tools for hunting and gathering, educated their young Habbits, and lived long lives. They walked and ran everywhere, and they wore nothing on their feet.
Fredo was a typical 16 year old Habbit boy. He went to school, did his homework, and played outside until his mom called him in for supper. Fredo's favorite games were throw the log, catch the log, jump over the log, roll the log, and see who could carry the log the farthest and the fastest. Fredo wasn't the best at these games, but he was better than most. And he'd play and play until his mother got tired of calling him and would drag him out of the forest.
Fredo's friend, Nudley, didn't like playing log games. His...
24 for 24 Hour Run for the Homeless October 29 & 30, 2010 By Barefoot Rick Roeber
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Track surface technology has certainly evolved throughout the decades. I imagine that dirt tracks were the first to be engineered. Then, came cinder tracks which gave athletes the benefit of surface stability along with better drainage and drying capability. Then, we saw tracks evolve to harder surfaces such as asphalt and concrete. Over the past couple of decades, we've seen the introduction of the rubberized track surface. Originally, these were created with a somewhat smooth surface -- not exactly ideal for wet conditions as they would sometimes add to "slippage" for runners. While a liability for shod runners, these were ideal for barefoot runners. (I have recommended these in the past to new barefoot runners.) They afforded a smooth texture and additionally a somewhat cushioned surface to run...
Barefoot Des Moines Marathon By Barefoot Angie Bee
The 2010 Des Moines Marathon was my first barefoot marathon, the first of many barefoot marathons to come.
I have hit many speed bumps along the way this year and have had to change my perspective and expectations I have placed on myself.I had anemia over the summer and started working for nuun active hydration so I had to modify my diet and training in order to make it to the finish line.