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The Free Exchange of Knowledge: How Our World Has Changed

Jun 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

While skimming through my blogroll at the right of this page, I came across a post written by my friend Kate. She wrote about the free exchange of knowledge, which is a passionate topic for me. I’ve written about this topic before, but Kate’s post struck a chord. She mentioned a post I had written in the past… I believe it was this one:

The New Gift Economy

Kate’s plea for people to adopt Read More...

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, Read More...

A Whole Lotta News!

Sep 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

Merrell Bareform clinic and group run at Ramsey Outdoor in Succsunna, NJ, Merrell Barefoot Jam in NYC, NYC Barefoot Run, the trip to the Pacific NW, Born to Run, and a free ebook dedicated to homemade gym equipment!

Merrell Bareform Clinic and Group Run

Let’s start with this one:  this Friday (September 23rd) we’ll be at Ramsey Outdoor in the Roxbury Mall, located at 281 State Route 10.  The group run will be at Horseshoe Lake.  Some of us will Read More...

Definition of a Perfect Runner

Jun 11, 2011 | 14 Comments

By BR Staff Writer Kate Kift

[This post is a follow-up to Kate's post "What is a Runner?"    -editor]

I was once running on a easy trail around my bit of the world, headphones on, chilling out, when a man on the boardwalk motioned to me.  I went over to him and he spent the next 10 minutes showing me a rare type of heron that was fishing in the tide.  He turned Read More...

What Is A “Runner?”

May 31, 2011 | 12 Comments

By Kate Kift, BRU Staff Writer

Quite often when we meet new people in a social situation, we are asked “What do you do?”.  Very few of us will turn around and say “I am a runner”.  If you did then you are usually pretty famous and would probably say “athlete” more than “runner”.  Or,  you would be pretty hopeful and be overstating yourself. When you get asked this question your response will be more Read More...

Review of the KittyK “Smithie’s”

Mar 25, 2011 | 3 Comments

[The following post was written by BRU contributing writer Kate Kift.  Read more of Kate's work here, and check out her blog "Ramblings on Barefoot Running, Motherhood, and Life."]

At the moment whenever a new minimalist shoe is in development or is about to be released, the internet is swamped with press-releases and reviews.  It’s such a growing and popular market that new shoes are blogged and discussed on the forums months before they ever Read More...

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 Read More...