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How I’ll break Out of a Rut- Lets Fight the Late Winter Doldrums Together

Mar 11, 2011 | 3 Comments

[The following post was written by Jesse Scott.  Jesse is one of the writers I recently recruited to occasionally write for BRU.  Check out his blog “In Search of Solid Ground” to read more of Jesse’s writings.]

Something I dislike doing is explicitly telling others what to do. We’re all individuals with our own wants, needs, and feelings. The best way for me to help others is by giving an example, or in most […]

A Love Letter to Trail…

Feb 26, 2011 | 7 Comments

[The following post was written by Kate Kift.  Kate is one of the writers I recently recruited to occasionally write for BRU.  Check out her blog “Ramblings on Barefoot Running, Motherhood, and Life” to read more.]

Dear Trail,

I have been a secret fan of yours for a long time and I think it’s time I told you the truth about my feelings for you.  I admit, I wasn’t always a fan.  When I […]

Staying Motivated: Five Steps to Achieving Running Awesomeness

Feb 17, 2011 | 6 Comments

[The following post was written by Christian Peterson, which many of you will know better as SayPay45.  Christian is one of the writers I recently recruited to occasionally write for BRU.  Check out his blog  “The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy” to read more.  I’d introduce Christian, but he does a pretty good job himself. 🙂  ]

Hello guest post readers!  Do not be frightened by my awesomeness.  What you’re feeling is completely nature.  As your […]

Barefoot Questions Answered… A Barefoot FAQ of Sorts…

Feb 8, 2011 | 3 Comments

These questions were posted by Janice Nicolls on her blog Chasing Barefoot Joy.  In my last post about running barefoot on treadmills, she left a comment asking for answers.  Here you go Janice! 🙂

Q- Does running on the treadmill one time per week help when the warmer weather comes and it’s possible to run barefoot on pavement again?

A- I think it does.  Back when I had more tolerance for treadmill […]

28:40 by Michele Pliner

Jan 10, 2011 | One Comment

Today’s post is written by guest writer Michele Pliner.  Michele has been practicing martial arts on and off for about 15 years, but she is relatively new to running. She quickly took to minimalist running over shod running and her enthusiasm has not waned.
Check out her blog at:

28:40. An impressive 5K time? Absolutely not. Am I at peace with it? Most definitely.

I began running in August of 2010. […]

Can I Run if I am Overweight?

Nov 10, 2010 | 6 Comments

The following is a guest post from blogger Barefoot Fresca.  I met her at the 1st Annual New York City Barefoot Run.  Check out her blogs: Barefoot Fresca and Avocational Singer.

This was the question facing me as I was researching and being inspired by the barefoot running movement:  Do I need to lose weight before I try barefoot running?  Or can I start now, while I am still overweight?

The […]

Wo sind deine Schuhe? by Jason Oliver

Oct 24, 2010 | No Comments

The following article was written by Jason Oliver, an American living in Germany.  Jason is a fantastic writer, and has begun writing about his barefoot running experiences across Europe.  Check out his blog at:

In just the last couple years, the barefoot running craze has exploded in the US.  The books, blogs, running clubs, shoe offerings and events springing up weekly confirm the trend.  Unfortunately, across the Atlantic Ocean, Europe hasn’t caught on yet.  Sure, you find a few […]

A Pose Runner Takes Off His Shoes

Oct 13, 2010 | 4 Comments

Thanks to Ken Schafer for this great guest-post!  If any of my readers have any interest in learning about the POSE technique, Ken is the man to contact!

I’ve been involved in learning and teaching Pose Running Technique since November of 2008. For me, learning to improve my technique was difficult, to put it mildly. I had been running since 1975, and it took me more than a year of concentrated effort to restructure my stride.  In fact, it […]