Category Archives: “Born to Run”

My First Book Review – Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Not surprisingly, the first book review I chose to write was for Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. In addition to being a great read, it’s also incredibly inspirational, and been called a great ‘impetus for the barefoot movement’. I (and the other participants of the VIVOBAREFOOT Coaching Program) received signed copies of the book. :)

Here’s the link for the full-length book review: http://www.livingbarefoot.info/2011/04/book-review-born-to-run-by-christopher-mcdougall/

Miscellaneous Updates

I prefer to write one blog post per subject but my ‘Barefoot Adventures’ have taken over my life recently, in a totally awesome and creative way. So here are some updates as to what’s going on in my world:

I wrote my first Book Review for Living Barefoot. Al and I decided to venture into writing book reviews and I thought the first one should be for Born to Run. It’s definitely a different writing style and process than writing shoe reviews. In fact, Al was so surprised with it he initially doubted that I wrote it. :) Here’s the link: http://www.livingbarefoot.info/2011/04/book-review-born-to-run-by-christopher-mcdougall/.

My WOODWAY Treadmill Review was posted. I had so much fun at Stenia Health and talking with the owner, Kelsey Andries, that I had to write more about the WOODWAY treadmills. There was a bunch of material that I’d taken out of the Barefoot Running Treadmill Review that I felt still needed to be shared so I wrote the WOODWAY Treadmill Review for this material. If you’re looking for a treadmill to run barefoot on, these were undoubtedly the best of the 20 treadmills I tried. Here’s the link: http://www.livingbarefoot.info/2011/04/review-woodway-treadmills/.

This past May 1 was International Barefoot Running Day! As I had run the day before (in my Evos), I celebrated by going for a barefoot walk with my family. I’m working up to barefoot running outside (after many barefoot runs indoors this winter) so decided to start this year’s barefoot running program with some barefoot walking (as suggested in the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Barefoot Running). I have a long way to go before I’m ready to run barefoot on concrete, my tender feet have some sole strengthening to do. But spring is here and the weather is warming up so I can look forward to many more barefoot walks, progressing to barefoot runs, in the coming months.

Living Barefoot Coaching has taken off! I have two clinics booked already and plan on looking for many more venues when I return from the VIVOBAREFOOT Coaching Program in New York. This is super exciting for me and I can’t wait to share the joys of Natural Running with experienced runners and those looking to start or get back into running.

Stay tuned for stories from New York City! Off to pack…

Calgary Herald Article on Barefoot Running

It’s not often that the local paper picks up a story on being barefoot. This week, the Calgary Herald’s Trent Edwards wrote an article about “The bare facts on shoeless running.”

Trent talks to Christopher McDougall about his opinions on barefoot running and shoes, Eric Orton about coaching barefoot running, and Dr. Reed Ferber from the University of Calgary about his upcoming research on barefoot running.

New ‘Born to Run’ Website

Christopher McDougall and Barefoot Ted have launched the official ‘Born to Run’ website. You can check it out at borntorun.org. It’s preliminary at the moment but I can’t wait for the whole site to come online.

There’s also a new article/interview with Christopher McDougall talking about the book and barefoot running. It’s called ‘Do fancy running shoes do more harm than good?