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Vibram Five Fingers after a break


So this weekend I tossed on my Five Fingers to go run errands in, as I had no clean socks for my Altras.  Now both my Altra and my VFF running shoes are zero drop, so other than the lack

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Fixing the foot strike


So, One of the things I began to work on when I switched to minimalist shoes, was my foot strike.  My goal was to move from being a heel striker, to a fore-foot striker as many of the websites I

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#janathon – Day 6 – The “rest” run.


Another gorgeous day here in Crofton, MD.  The temperature was a gorgeous 50 degrees.   Since I have just moved here, I have no idea if this is normal winter weather or not – but I am certainly enjoying it!  Two

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#janathon day 4 – Serenity


se·ren·i·ty [suh-ren-i-tee] noun  (From dicitonary.com) 1. the state or quality of being serene, calm, or tranquil; sereneness. Synonyms   – composure, calm, peacefulness, peace. Day 4 of Janathon!  As you might recall (or be polite enough to pretend to), I ran

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The pig has awoken and put on his Vibram Five Fingers again.


So, here we are past the hump day and on the down ward slide to the weekend.  (Yay Weekend!!!!!!!)  I am afraid that I have to admit something.   Despite the best of intentions,  I didn’t get back to running until Weds. 

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The streets, without the pitterpatter of little ghouls and goblins.


Ghouls and Goblins.. I don’t think anyone actually dresses up as ghouls or goblins anymore.  I know mine went as a Witch (though half way through she took of her hat and proclaimed herself to be a vampire) and a

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Visit with the Podiatrist


So I posted a brief bit on Facebook about what the podiatrist had to say, but I have been crazy-busy so I wasn’t able to get back here until today. First, I expected one of two (From what I have

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Weekend in Review – Treadmill, Trail Run and pain on the bottom of the foot.


Friday was a nice day off with the kids (Easter Break started.)  Since I had both of them home, my choice was to wait for my wife to get home (5:00 pm) or run on the treadmill.  Rather than wait,

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Race Report – Chenango Forks XV 2012


Last year, I had planned on doing the Forks 15k, but it was during one of my many pulled muscle incidents… (Oh, and I wasn’t anywhere near capable of running 15k at the time – but I’m not going to

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End of last week and week end in review!


So this has been a wonderful weekend (yes, I know it’s now Tuesday.. I’ve been busy!!!)  As I mentioned in my last posting – my brother-in-law was in town up until friday morning.  Ignoring their very existence, I started thursday with a

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