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The Authentic Paleo Diet: Guest Post from Chris Pedersen

Jun 14, 2013 | 9 Comments

The following is a reposted article written by my Facebook friend Chris Pedersen. ‘m a big fan of experimentation, especially if it involves playing cards! Enjoy!

The Paleo diet has become popular among those wishing to begin making healthy choices in what they consume for their daily meals.  GMO’s, additives, processing methods all cause suspicion in regards to the impact on health that modern food has.  Health benefits aside, it is hard to argue against […]

Run Commuting: Save Gas, Lose Weight, Get to Know Your Neighborhood

Jan 29, 2013 | 9 Comments

Today’s post is Kevin LaFleur’s first guest post here at BRU. This article is of particular interest to Shelly and I as we’ve been doing quite a bit of run commuting lately. I regularly walk to work and run to our gym, and can attest to the benefits Kevin discusses. Please share your run commuting experiences in the comments!


My love for commuting by my own power began in the 2nd grade. Per the Vermont norm, a wicked snow […]

Are Trail Runners Happier?

Feb 20, 2012 | 11 Comments

By Kate Kift

This isn’t an article about whether “trail runners” are better than “road runners”.  I have long learnt that this is a topic more controversial than religion or politics – I admit that my title is a little misleading.  I am more interested in the theory relating to depression and nature; or to be fair, the theory that those who have more access to nature suffer less depression and if so, why?  So, okay, […]

Branca Leather Sandal Review

Aug 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

By Jesse Scott

BRU Staff Writer

Running is a simple activity. Throw on some shorts(or not), some shoes(or not), and head out the door. In recent years, people have begun to re-question the merits of cushioned running shoes and expensive gadgets. Ironically, this paradigm shift toward the basics has brought about a myriad of choices to sift through. Vibram Fivefingers, NB’s minimus, Merrell’s Barefoot line, and countless other styles of footwear have surfaced to cater to those […]

Five Things Designers Can Learn From Barefoot Running

Apr 9, 2011 | No Comments

[ The following post was written by Richard Knobbs.  Richard is a designer/writer/illustrator/teacher originally from the UK but now residing in Tokyo.  I’ve known Richard for a few years, and he played an instrumental role in helping me develop Barefoot Running university and The Barefoot Running Book.  In this post, Richard offers some excellent advice to new barefoot runners.  Check out Richard’s design site Storm From The East and his barefoot running site Two Feet Two Wheels. ]


Is it Better to Buy Organic or Local? Top Five Reasons…

Mar 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

[the following post was written by Vanessa Rodriguez.  Vanessa is a nutrition expert and shares her thoughts on organic and locally-grown foods.  Check out Vanessa’s blog here, and read more about her at the end of the article.]

I find most runners eat well. And many are very picky about their nutrition. The question of whether to eat local or organic is an advanced one, beyond just getting in your fresh fruits and veggies. It’s for […]

How to Spot a Crazy Person – Why One Man Simply Can’t Run

Mar 20, 2011 | One Comment

[The following is a guest post by Pete Kemme.  I frequently mention Pete here and finally convinced him to make a guest appearance.  I regard Pete as one of the leading experts on functional fitness.  His crazy-ass brutal crosstraining workouts have helped me finish run ultras on relatively low mileage.  Check out Pete’s fitness site To see what he does, check out this YouTube vid.   Pete, being the humble guy he is, wouldn’t mention […]

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Barefoot Skeptics

Mar 15, 2011 | 9 Comments

The following post was written by Zoé Bazilchuk.  Read more of her great stuff on her blog “Anotheronerunwild.”

We all know that they exist. That overwhelmingly large part of our population that believe that our feet are broken, that evolution (or God, for you religious types) simply forgot to adapt our feet to living on land. They’ve tried to take into their own hands by putting enormous cushions under them (because squishy, high density […]