Archive for November, 2010

Family Turkey Trotters

November 28, 2010

Our Thanksgiving tradition is a rather large gathering of family members in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Travelling from Maryland through the ever enjoyable DC area traffic down south every year on Tuesday starts our turkey day celebration.  Last year a select few of us started the tradition of running a 5 MILE turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning.  This year our crew grew to about 16 of us running various distances from the kids DASH to a 1 MILE to the full 5 MILES.  Our youngest runners not even three years old yet!

We learned the value of these young kids WANTING and ASKING to run because we were DOING it and ENJOYING IT not because we were TELLING them to do it… We often forget that kids tend to do what they see and respond based on our response, positive or negative!

Dear Barefoot Runners… Part I

November 26, 2010

My feet are happy again… Oh how they’ve missed you.  So, for those of you who don’t know about the Vibram Five Fingers, you’re missing out!  I started running in these barefoot runners around August of 2009 and found my running attitude much improved.  My legs actually enjoyed running.  So the theory goes something like this… By mimicking running barefoot, your body learns to develop a more natural running form so the stress on your feet actually decreases.  I noticed everything felt better, my running times improved and — even my attitude changed!