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Island Lake Summer Triathlon

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

My race report starts the morning of the day before the race.  I woke up Saturday morning with horrible double charlie horses.  After waking husby up with my screaming getting my calves to relax and rolling them out, we hopped in the car and drove out to walk a 5k being put on by a […]

Detroit Turkey Trot 10k

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

At the beginning of last spring I ran my first race, a 5k through the arboretum. It was a wonderfully hilly trail run on a brisk March morning. It took the whole first mile for my feet to thaw out. (One of the few draw backs I’ve found to races in my Vibrams is that […]

rain run

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I’ve been running in my VFFs for about 2 1/2 months now, and am very pleased with my decision. My running form feels much more natural than it did before.  I’m also glad that I spent the 3 weeks before buying the VFFs running completely barefoot, it made the transition completely smooth, and cemented the […]

Seven Things: to Love About this September

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

7.  The start of school. OK, so it’s more than a little cliché to write about the first days of school in September.  But I won’t lie, I always get excited for the first day of school.  When I was younger I used to get so excited that I wouldn’t be able to sleep the night before. […]

barefoot Ted has another groupie

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Easy. Light. Quick. I think I’m going the way of the barefoot runner. After some minor knee pain while running this summer I got a little nervous.  I had only just convinced myself that I really was a runner, but I wasn’t ready to deal with the inevitable” runners’ injuries.  Meanwhile, more and more of […]