Here it is: your one-stop barefoot running web log resource! The following are only individual, non-corporate, self-published blogs...which only adds to their awesomeness in my opinion. These are a sampling of my favorite barefoot/minimalist bloggers for you to sift through and find the best answers to all your burning questions about going unshod, injury prevention and treatment, footwear selection, whether or not to shave various colonies of body hair (straight to Robillard for that one).... it's a veritable cornucopia of running wisdom.
|This would be the part where Donald stops running for a sec. Presumably for a little "rambling."|
|See what I mean? Breathtaking!|
Runblogger is a bit of a departure from the other blogs mentioned here because the author, Pete Larson, actually possesses what are known as "credentials." Pete is a professor of anatomy and exercise physiology in New Hampshire, so his opinion is definitely an informed one. His blog is probably the most popular running-related blog on the interwebs (almost 6 million pageviews!), and that is for good reason. Go there, and get smarter.
|This is Pete. lol|
|This is Pete in action.|
#2 - Maple Grove Barefoot Guy
|"Mah ni...nja." :)|
|There goes my self-admittedly lanky, unshod brother!|
#1 - Barefoot Running University
Jason Robillard, along with his faithful, adventure-loving wife and kiddos, have built quite a brand out of their exploits and web presence. I actually go to meet Jason and Shelley in Nashville at the Merrell Naked Foot 5k back in October, but I wish I would have gotten a chance to spend more time with them hanging out and picking their brain. It's always strange meeting someone in person for the first time after you have only known them from the internet. You get to a point where anything you say winds up sounding either kinda socially inept or uncomfortably stalker-ish: "Hey Jason, 'member that time when you posted on Facebook about....(whatever funny story)... and I replied...(a quip that wasn't nearly as clever as I thought it was)... and then you lol'd?""Yes, Chad. I do."
|"That was pretty cool..........."|
My hope with this blog is to one day be in the same league as these individuals who have carved out their own little niche of the internet and staked their claim for the "less-on-your-foot-is more" crowd.