I am loving this whole concept of minimalist running. There is something natural about running almost barefoot. You really can feel the difference when you put on a pair of Vibrams compared to a normal running shoe. The key is to make sure you do the proper training before you jump right in.
This PDF from Vibram will help you. Just follow this link and you will get some amazing tips.
For me it is about strengthening my feet and calves. I could not believe how much pain I was in when I did not to the proper training and I just went out running. It really challenged me and pushed me to get my feet in better shape. This style of running is more natural.
Make sure you follow the Vibram manual for getting started. Another area that Billy Beck III introduced me too was using a golf ball to break down the scare tissue and massage the bottom of the foot. This technique is amazing for overall foot health. Even if you do not get into minimalist running give the golf ball a try, your feel will love you for it.
I will keep you updated on my new training experience of minimalist running. If you have some experience I would love to hear your comments and thoughts below.
Living your dreams and having an amazing lifestyle is not always glamorous. Things happen to all of us, even me, and when it does you have to get through it and then let it go and get back at it. I have not posted in awhile and I wanted to get a video up on getting back at it and what I am doing about. You see, I had an injury that turned into a 4 month excuse. [bquote_left] I had an injury that turned into a 4 month excuse.[/bquote_left]It happens to the best of us. The key is to get right back up, and do it, to it. This applies to physical challenges, but also can be applied to backsliding in anything.
Here are my 4 tips to getting back at it.
1. Buy NEW Stuff! That is right you get to go shopping. Go buy some new gear, join a new website (like MonringCoach.com), enroll in a new class. When you buy new things it creates energy that you are going to go out there and DO IT!
2. Collect some data. Set some new goals. Understand where you are at now and focus on the next step. Get some blood drawn so you can see what is happening inside, or make some new plans on what you are going to track.
3. Get a Coach, Teacher, Mentor or Trainer. Get someone around you to help you and provide some consistency. That is why I have done MorningCoach.com over the last 4 years and almost 1500 episodes, to help you stay on track. Bottom line, get some amazing people in your corner.
4. Have FUN!!!!!
If you are stuck and trying to move forward, try and apply those 4 things. They have helped me stay focused and reach my goals when I have backslid and I know they can help you! We are all in this together. Stay focused and keep moving forward.
This weeks video is about inspiration week. We are finally getting all our dates set up for the North America part of the personal evolution tour. We are working hard on logistics and will be announcing locations as we get them. You can still sign up as the dates are fixed.
I hope you had a chance to spring forward today as Day Light Savings time kicks in today. It is time to move forward with a fresh start this spring.
Enjoy today’s video on Self Help – Inspiration Week