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A bunch of randomness…

Aug 10, 2010 | 5 Comments

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been busy with my various adventures, then documenting said adventures.  There are a lot of happenings occurring in the very near future, lots of news to share.  Let’s begin!

My Achilles Injury

When running in the Burning River 100, I tweaked my left Achilles.  As of last week, it was still sore and inflamed.  My plan was to simply rest in preparation for the Fallsburg Marathon this upcoming weekend.  Late last week, I was […]


Burning River Initial Report, The Barefoot Running Book Pre-order, and The Barefoot Book giveaway!

Aug 2, 2010 | 9 Comments

Burning River

Well, I finished the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run this weekend!  While I did not meet my goal of running the entire race barefoot (I decided to wear huarache sandals after mile 33.3), I did set a 100 mile PR (27:48 or so).  

It was an awesome weekend!  Tons of thanks goes to my excellent crew consisting of my wife Shelly, Jesse Scott, and Barefoot Art.  I met a ton of wonderful people, got to spend […]


Barefoot Running Injuries… Broken Toes

Jul 23, 2010 | 7 Comments

During my latest barefoot/ minimalist shoe running workshop at Crossfit Grand Rapids, we had a lengthy discussion regarding barefoot running injuries.  I classify injuries in two categories: beginner “transitioning” injuries and injuries resulting from a lack of protection.  

The “transitioning” injuries involve the “top of the foot” injuries, Achilles/calf injuries, and blisters.  The “lack of protection ” injuries involve puncture wounds, heat and cold injuries, blunt-force injuries, and maybe blisters.  I cover the topic of injuries on my website Read More...


A 5k training plan for barefoot runners

May 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

I’ve started working on the second edition of my book- “The Barefoot Running Book.”  Among the new information I’m adding will be a section on training plans.  This in an excerpt from that section:

 My Training Plans
Once you complete each of the stages covered in this book, you will be free to run faster and longer.  Many runners run races as a means of increasing their running abilities.  To help you achieve your own running goals, I am including several […]


Fellow Bloggers- How to make a little extra money with Amazon Associates

May 29, 2010 | One Comment

Quite a few people have been asking me if I plan on setting up an affiliate program so people can sell “The Barefoot Running Book.”  The short answer- maybe later this summer. The logistics will be difficult to set up, but I am working on it.

Until then, I’d recommend using the Amazon Associates program.  It works like this:

1. Sign up for free.
2. Choose  products you think your viewers/readers will be interested in (such as The Barefoot Running […]


Mind the Ducks… Let’s make this fun by giving away a free book!

May 13, 2010 | 34 Comments

In a little over 48 hours, I’ll begin the Mind the Ducks 12 Hour Run in Rochester, NY.  To make it fun for my readers, I’m giving away a copy of “The Barefoot Running Book” to the person that can correctly guess the mileage I manage to put up over the course of the 12 hours.  

This is how it will work: Post a comment to this message.  Make sure your comment includes your name and the mileage.  You […]


The Guinness World Record Largest Barefoot Race, Mind the Ducks, and General Barefoot Ramblings

May 6, 2010 | 8 Comments

Today is the eve of the Barefoot Runners Society “Largest Barefoot Race” where we will set the Guinness World Record.  I have been fretting over the details of the event for weeks and am finally getting excited!  The world record aspect of the event seems relatively minor.  I’m excited about having the opportunity to meet many of my Runners World Barefoot Running Forum friends AND many local runners.  

This event has and should continue to generate positive local publicity […]


The Barefoot Running Book Giveaway and T-shirts for the World Record Run

Apr 29, 2010 | 5 Comments

Life has kept me busy lately.  I haven’t had an opportunity to write much, and I desperately miss it!  I have a ton of ideas floating around  in my head, but no time to write.  At any rate, I do have some news to share regarding “The Barefoot Running Book.”

The book is now available on; it can be found here:

It is continually out of stock right now; I assume it takes some time for Amazon to estimate […]