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A New Diet Book? And It Is 100% Free?!? WTF?

Jun 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

Yes, it DOES seem to good to be true! I’ve written a diet book and it’s completely free!

This is the only weight loss (or weight gain depending on your goals) you’ll ever need. AND IT’S FREE!

For your convenience, I made it available in a variety of formats including:

ePub- For most eReaders

Mobi- For Kindles

PDF- For computers and other assorted devices

Warning: For Read More...

Traditional Publishing Versus Self-Publishing: Which is Better to Spread Your Ideas?

May 4, 2013 | No Comments

So you want to see your ideas in print, huh?

Years ago, you pretty much needed to go through a traditional publishing house. Self-publishing, while theoretically possible, required a ton of difficult work. A prospective writer would have to recruit editors, typesetters, graphic designers, and printers to produce the book. Once produced, the writer then had to tackle distribution and marketing. It was a long, hard process that wasn’t especially effective.

The rise of technology has Read More...

Squirrel Wipe Trail and Ultra Book Hits the Virtual Shelves!

Mar 11, 2013 | 6 Comments

NOTE: Since this post, I’ve released the final expanded edition of the book, which adds many new sections and MUCH better editing. It is also available in .mobi (Kindle) and .epub (pretty much everything else) formats for ebook readers. The previous version that was available here is no longer available, though you CAN download the free sample following the links below. If you bought the original, continue to share it freely.

I will include links to Read More...

Trail and Ultrarunning Book: Experimentation With a Different Distribution Model

Mar 9, 2013 | 5 Comments

I’m finally nearing the release of the trail and ultrarunning book I started with the Squirrel Wipe project. It’s been a long journey mostly because I almost completed it in October, then punched my computer, bricked the hard drive, and lost the entire manuscript. It was a VERY painful lesson.

It took quite some time to rewrite it, but it’s close to finished. I learned many lessons from the process of writing the various editions of The Read More...

“What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run?”: This Could Change Society

Jan 4, 2013 | 5 Comments

I’ve often dreamed of a world where parents didn’t automatically put their kids in shoes. If only we allowed our children the freedom to go barefoot, we’d avoid all the pitfalls that plague our modern shod society.

Unfortunately it’s a tough sell.

Some parents insist that their children need the protection of shoes. Sure, sometimes that protection is important (winter), but most of the time kids are more than capable of navigating any Read More...

The Trail Running Book: Work in Progress!

Sep 2, 2012 | 10 Comments

Earlier this year I started working on an ultrarunning book that took the form of the Squirrel Wipe project. After about 40 posts, I more or less stopped as my clinic and travel schedule picked up.The project has been in limbo for awhile.

I’ve spent several months talking to various people in the running community and assessed the need for another ultrarunning book. The response was lukewarm. People that already run ultras really don’t need a Read More...

The Future of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running: An Assessment and Summary of the Barefoot Shoes/Apple Whack Job Discussion

Jan 13, 2012 | 38 Comments

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been discussing the future of barefoot running and proposing methods we could use to reach an audience that would be receptive to our message, but won’t have access to us.  Here’s a brief summary:

Minimalist “barefoot” shoe sales are on the rise.  I’m defining these shoes as any shoe that allows the same running form as if you were barefoot.  Vague, I know, but the exact operational definition is irrelevant.  I Read More...

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 Read More...