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Why Barefoot Running University?

Apr 1, 2011 | 40 Comments

I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, mostly in interviews.  It has been awhile since I detailed why I created BRU, so here it goes!

Why BRU?

I have an agenda.  I want to redefine the way we think about running. I want to destroy the idea that we need cushioned, motion control shoes to jog around the block.  I want to create a renaissance of “natural” running form whether it involves minimalist shoes or […]

Price Drop for The Barefoot Running Book First Edition- ebook

Price Drop for The Barefoot Running Book First Edition- ebook

Mar 7, 2011 | No Comments

NEW Dirt-cheap PRICE!

The price for the ebook version of the first edition of The Barefoot Running Book was dropped to $2.99!

Available from for Kindle

Available from Barnes and Noble for Nook

First Edition

Note- this is the first edition, it is only about 61 pages long.  It is meant to be a brief primer on barefoot running.  The second edition adds over 120 pages and is a more complete […]

So You Want to Write a Book? Self-Publishing Versus Traditional Publishing

Feb 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

Okay, this post is not at all related to running, barefoot or otherwise. Based on the popularity of my “How to be a Blogger” post, I decided to share some more information from my experiences. In this case, my experiences with writing my book.

Specifically, I am going to explore the publishing issue.  If you are an aspiring writer, should you seek out a traditional publisher?  Or should you publish the book yourself?  […]

Book Review: “The Running Life” by Donald Buraglio and Michael Dove

Jan 11, 2011 | 3 Comments

A few months ago, I heard one of my favorite bloggers, Donald Buraglio, was writing a running book.  I have followed Donald’s blog for years.  His gear recommendations are always spot-on.  His running advice was a key ingredient in my early ultramarathon finishes.

Donald teamed with Michael Dove to write “The Running Life“.  The book is a collection of their weekly columns from the Monterey Harold.  The topics covered in the book are loosely organized […]

Ken Bob’s Barefoot Running Book!

Nov 30, 2010 | No Comments

Ken Bob’s barefoot running book publication date has been moved up!  Check it out:

This will be a must-have book. Ken Bob IS the barefoot running movement… if only he had written this years ago… 😉

If you don’t have it bookmarked, here’s Ken Bob’s site:


Free Sample of The Barefoot Running Book

Oct 28, 2010 | One Comment

I’ve been meaning to do this for some time.  You can now read the first 52 pages of “The Barefoot Running Book second edition: A Practical Guide to the Art and Science of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running” absolutely free.  Here’s how:

Go to (the new site I set up specifically for the book)
Scroll down to the link “Check out the first 52 pages for free!” section.
Click link.  It will take you to a pdf of […]

Historiography, Life Simplification, Running, and Other Assorted Ramblings

Oct 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Life has been rather hectic over the last few months.  The beginning of the school year marks an annual turning point in my routines.  Running and writing take a back seat to lesson planning and classroom management.  This year has been especially difficult as I am now teaching world history instead of my beloved psychology.

High school history, despite good intentions, lacks some intangible quality that relegates the subject to boring facts and figures.  The state curriculum offers little in the […]