Category Archives: barefoot running

Are We Really Born to Run?


Are we really born to run? I don’t know.  Wish I knew the answer, but after reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, I think I will be a lot closer to the answer.  You see, McDougall’s book is about … Continue reading

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Happy New Year & My First 10k of 2010!


Now that 2009 is history, I want to wish everyone, triathletes, runners, bloggers, swimmers, etc, a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2010 is already off to a great start.  In fact, I ran a 10k this morning with a friend. While … Continue reading

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Vote: Which Route Should Aric Run?


With my impending 8-mile endurance run coming up tomorrow, I thought I would allow the world to vote on which route I should run.  All routes are roughly 8 miles in length and all have flat and hilly areas to … Continue reading

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One Picture, Seven Months of Training


For those of you who have been watching my journey from office potato to triathlete, the following picture shouldn’t surprise you.  You already know how far I’ve come.  In fact, the picture below really, really inspires to make 2010 the … Continue reading

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A New Milestone: 6-mile Run


On Tuesday night, I reached another milestone in my training by running a full six miles, non-stop!  I even did it wearing my FiveFingers! This week, instead of doing another strength workout with my trainer, I decided that it would … Continue reading

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The Welcome Home 5k


Spending the last five days in Texas, celebrating Thanksgiving with the family, I am happy to be back in California.   Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where all diets and common dietary sense goes out the window. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Exercise Deprivation and Turkey


I am in Kerrville, Texas visiting family for the long Thanksgiving day weekend.   I will say though that we had a fabulous meal with turkey, sweet potatoes, mash potatoes, green beans, and pecan pie (this is Texas!). I will say … Continue reading

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