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2/25/11 11:49 A

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to be honest... i guess i just didn't notice? wheni get my music on i kind of zone out. :)

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2/25/11 10:32 A

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I tried running barefoot on the treadmill once but found the belt got awfully warm and uncomfortable to my feet. Not so with yours, Gwen?

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2/25/11 10:16 A

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I wear them on my treadmill some of the time.. MOst of the time i run barefoot on the treadmill. :)

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2/25/11 9:25 A

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I read that book last year & it was really interesting. I usually don't wear shoes except at work or while running - Gwen, do you wear your Vibrams on a treadmill when you run indoors? I mostly do treadmill runs right now & have been worried that they won't work well on treadmills...

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2/22/11 9:58 A

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I will say you may want to order direct from the company.. there are ALOT of lookalike's out there ... and they don't perform well. :)

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2/21/11 9:46 P

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Thanks Gwen! it is great to hear from someone that actually wears them.

I may have to change one of my rewards to getting a pair of them. Or maybe just reward myself for being me!

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2/21/11 9:20 P

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Bam-Ma.. I have VIbram's and LOVE THEM! i use them for everything..Even running.. I do wear running sneakers when i'm not on trail's.. as the pavement is hot and i'm prone to shin splints.. I've seen people where them at the January freeze races... But i've ran, hiked, yoga, aerobics, kickboxing, worn them around town...HAve i mentioned i love them??? I won't bike in them.. because eventually i want the shoes that click into the pedal's.. but yeah.. they're my go to shoe!

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2/21/11 9:17 P

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I'd be curious to hear if you follow through with these what you think! Let us know! :-)

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2/21/11 8:59 P

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That is too cool! You are right, they are strange, but I can totally see myself in them (except for the fact that I have weird feet). I am a barefoot girl at home and could be out in the world, I think!

I was looking at the site and looking for where they sell them to see if it would be possible to get "custom" ones that would work for me and I found a Merrell shoe that was co-designed by Vibram that doesn't separate the toes (which are the problem with my weird feet). Like I said... Awesome! Thanks Don!

I don't know that I will ever go that route, but it is definitely a fun tangent. I have to go to Corning later this week. I may swing over to Ithaca after my meeting to go to the store I found there that carries them.

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2/21/11 3:22 P

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Folks who are into barefootin' it often are into Vibram Five Fingers...a strange but awesome sounding product:

www.vibramfivefingers.com/index.htm

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2/21/11 3:16 P

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That is pretty fascinating. I have not been much of a runner since high school, but it has been crossing my mind. I have one question, though...
Where on earth could you run barefoot??????

Fitness is a long Journey made up of baby steps, (think: toddler doing a marathon) so steady goes it! If you fall down: get up!

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2/6/11 5:45 P

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thanks DOn i'm gonna check it out!

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2/6/11 12:39 P

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Are we born to run? Christopher McDougall on TED.com

Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter, McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live. (Recorded at TEDdxPennQuarter, July 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 15:52)

This looks right up some of our alleys...!

blog.ted.com/2011/02/03/are-we-born-
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-run-christopher-mcdougall-on-ted-com/


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