• Positive Thoughts,  Running

    A Mindful Run

    Running is fun—trail running especially—but it’s hard to be mindful sometimes. Sure, runners are very much in tune with their bodies, but you’re constantly distracted by your watch, your pace, your group, or your thoughts. That’s where barefoot running comes into play for me—I can just be. I first tried running barefoot after I read Born To Run (shocker) and was also having some foot pain (wrong shoes ultimately). I was a new runner and was open to finding ways to make running fun. Running barefoot seemed weird enough to keep me interested. I grew up playing barefoot all summer long in the Shawangunk Mountains in New York, so it’s not totally weird…

  • Advertising/Branding,  Products,  Running

    Love Affair With My Running Shoes

    I got new shoes this weekend – Brooks Ghost 4. I have always run in Brooks Ghosts. When I first started running I used to believe that just the right shoe would make me into a real runner. Cushioning, DNA technology, subtle but cute colors – surely they’d make the miles more tolerable. I laced my first pair up with pride because they told the world that I ran. They represented who I wanted to become. My first pair of orange Ghost 3s felt right from the beginning, as if they had chosen me a la Harry Potter and his wand. They carried me across the finish line for my…