Barefoot In Vermont

“A body in motion stays in motion.”  “Move it or lose it.”  I realized, I have to start NOW if I hope to be healthy and active for decades to come.

This blog chronicles my experience combining Couch-to-5K with Vibram Fivefinger KSO’s for a barefoot running experience.  I am not an athlete, I don’t even like running, but I know I want to be active now and when I’m old and grey.  Will I make it?  Will my lab, Toby, be able to keep up with me (or vice versa)?  Watch and see!


4 thoughts on “Barefoot In Vermont

    Amanda said:
    September 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Hello!
    I came across your blog and enjoy it. It’s eerie how similar we are (I started blogging about my new foray into barefoot/minimalist running around April 2010, got myself some KSO’s, I’m a massage therapist, and I live and run around in Cambridge and Jeffersonville). I read “Born To Run” while stuck on a couch for 2 months with a broken ankle, and now I’m training for a half-marathon in Disney World in January 2011. (I skipped the 5K training and went right for a half – sometimes I think I’m nuts). I was barely able to run a mile before starting and now I can do 3 pretty well, despite having 4 screws in my right ankle. I am slowly converting people to Veebs, and I tell everyone how much I love them. I enjoy reading and following along with your photos and experiences! It’s good to know there’s another Veeb wearer out there…we are still rare here in VT!
    Take care,
    Amanda

      BarefootInVermont responded:
      September 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm

      Hey, another Vermonter, woo-hoo! Yeah, it does sound like we have a lot in common. Where do you practice massage? I’d be down for meeting up sometime or doing a trade if you’re interested. Thanks for reading. 🙂

    Amanda said:
    September 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I practice at the office of Kirsten Alexander, DC (Little River Chiropractic & Wellness) in Stowe. I haven’t yet tried the Quiet Path, but I think I will give it a try soon. Another person I know just bought some KSOs – I should start working for the company. 🙂 I included the link for my blog, which has been seriously neglected for a while, but I’m going to be finishing up some posts I’ve been working on. I’ve also bought a GPS watch to help with training and give me some info on how fast and far I’m going.
    A trade would be great since I’ve gone far too long without a massage…:(

    Take care, perhaps we’ll meet on the trail sometime!

    Yuliya said:
    August 24, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Great blog. I am on W5D1… Lots to go. Thanks for the inspiration.

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