Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... Read more
You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq... Read more
Whether you’re trekking Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon or the spectacular unknown of your local hiking trails, how you choose to prepare for a hike can make or break the entire experience. While longer, more strenuous hikes often require more a... Read more
got my five mile run in this morning. My daughter and I didn't four hours painting a shed. I am finally soaking in a tub to get the salt all washed off of me. It was such a great day. Got a workout in, helped my Dad, spent time with my daughter :)... Read more
I ran my first ever race today. I was slow as cold molasses running uphill in January (14:10 per mile) but I did it! I hope to do it again soon. This was only a little 2 miler.....next a 5k!... Read more
Got busy and put off my run until tomorrow (usually a rest day, just switched around). Feel stupidly guilty. Which is ridiculous since it's the same amount of workouts in the week. I'm such a stickler for routine!... Read more
Glad you ran, and glad you made sure to take care of yourself both before and afterwards. I don't think you're crazy! If we weren't going to have thunderstorms all weekend I'd be cycling 40 miles in similar weather. Gotta get the exercise in! :-)... Read more
My husband and I started running this year. We began with 5Ks and are workig our way up to longer runs. We've never been running like that before but signing up for a monthly race helped us stay motivated to keep training and you get rewarded with a... Read more
Even though I'm huge, I won't let that get in my way. Walking was wasting my time. I wait til it's dark, put on running sneakers and head outside to jog. No, I can't go all that fast or far (yet), but it doesn't matter. I go until I am totally out of... Read more
Having been a member of the running community for over five years now, I have seen a number of new footwear trends picking up speed. Last month the American College of Sports Medicine released its top five footwear trends for 2011. Everything from b... Read more
The Internet--including the SparkPeople Message Boards--have been abuzz for the recently with talk of barefoot running. Member CAMPB528 wrote me, asking to review her beloved Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes. A few weeks later, she tracked... Read more
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