Friday, December 23, 2011

Running can be more if you let it.

First off, I want to say in the next few weeks we will have a few guest blogs written by runners whose lives have been changed by the super power that only humans possess.

Over the past few days I have been running without the time restraints that school, homework, so on so forth. Starting on Saturday with about 5.5 miles, Since then I have worked up to right at 6 miles (I add a street further to every run). Through all these runs I have begun to realize something.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Born to run

I have recently just finished the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, and  I have to say, I am severely impressed. It follows Christopher through his path to find the Tarahumara Indians, or as they call their self RarĂ¡muri, which translates into 'Running People'. The RarĂ¡muri are capable of running a hundred miles straight, and more. However, they do it with a smile on their face. They absolutely love what they do, they thrive when they run.

Christopher McDougall on Barefoot running

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A quick message

It is hard to believe that I have had over 480 blog views in under a month. I never would have thought that would happen. Not to mention the fact that I have already had my first test product from probably one of the nicest companies who continue to attempt to help me out, Stem Footwear Stem Footwear.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Race Experience.

Well, I had my VERY FIRST RACE last night :).

First off, I want to say Special thanks to Elizabeth Chauncey of EastCan ( for allowing me this amazing chance to take part in my first race.

I had started out with my C25K about six weeks ago, because I have had a real interest in running since I began to find out about Vibram's, and minimalist running. Now, I have to say, those first few runs, very very difficult, to the point where I wanted to stop; However, I didn't, I fought through it and got to week five day 3 which was 20 minutes straight running. I tried to do that earlier that morning, and only made it to about 12 minutes. I had never skipped a day of the plan in all my preceding days and I wasn't going to let this run be the time I did. So I went back out later that night, got to 20 minutes, and then decided to test myself. Ultimately making it all the way to 27 minutes. Which gave me the bright idea to do a 5k race, a month before my plan was set to be finished. The week coming up to the race, I kept telling myself I would go out and run. That I needed to run, since I hadn't even ran the 3 miles in my life. Well, I never went out for that run...