Is Barefoot Running Good for You?

Shoes or Shoeless - For injury prevention what's the bottom line?


Have you read the Bestseller Born to Run? It’s a true story about the Tarahumara Indians who run great distances (50 – 200 miles at a time) barefoot throughout the Copper Canyons of Mexico. The story is compelling and it has inspired many a runner to take up barefoot running as a practice. But is this a smart idea?

Lifestyle - Make Your Vacation a True Adventure!

Are you looking for a way to get more fitness AND adventure in you life?  Turn your vacation into an athletic event!
I love travel! I would rather spend my time and money on a great adventure than on "stuff." Things do not create great experiences, people and places do! Maybe you are the type of person who loves to blend travel with fitness experiences -- If you’ve ever dreamt of completing a marathon and going on an African Safari - you can do both!

From Triathlons in South Africa, to rafting the Futulafu in Chile, to swimming to Alcatraz and back in San Francisco, fitness enthusiasts are traveling to the most scenic places on earth to compete and vacation at the same time. “Race vacations” are becoming more and more popular with couples and families.

Outdoor Fitness – Top Sports Nutrition Myths

Sports Nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald shared his Top Sports Nutrition Myths with us on the Outdoor Fitness show, Sirius Satellite radio. In case you missed it, here’s a recap taken directly from Matt’s Blog site on You can also CLICK HERE to listen to the interview.

How to Prevent Outdoor Fitness Injuries

The Bad News:  Injuries can happen. Aches, muscle fatigue and soreness are part of life for active people and those involved in athletic endeavors.
The Good News:  Most injuries are preventable, and are often a result of overtraining and repetitive stress.
Overtraining symptoms bear much resemblance to chronic fatigue syndrome; body aches, tiredness and feeling flat or uninterested in training. The expression often used to sum up overtraining injuries is "too much, too soon.” Another one is "too far, too fast."

Trail Etiquette - Watch Out for Flying Biohazards!

Snot Rocket, Cannon Ball Blow, Air Hankie, Golfer’s Blow
It’s all about nose clearing on the fly.  Experts call it Exercise-induced rhinorrhea (EIR). And according to the Annals of Allergy & Asthma Immunology, it’s common in athletes; particularly outdoor exercise enthusiasts. What's more, the condition appears to occur regardless of underlying allergies.  I call it Flying Biohazards!  As coach, trainer and the best friend to one offender I’ve been sprayed and spit on…and I’ve taken it upon myself to be the “habit breaker” for many. 

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