My Miracle Weight Loss Program – Body by Writing!


As a health and fitness blogger, I feel as though I should by now have at least one post discussing a surefire way to lose weight – after all, nothing drives traffic quite like the prospect of a trim figure! As such, I thought I’d share my miracle weight loss program with you in hope […]

Tread Lightly Interview on Runner’s World Website: Pronation Control Excerpt


A few days ago I had the pleasure of speaking with journalist Phil Latter about my book, Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury Free Running. We talked about quite a number of topics, and the interview has now been posted on the Runner’s World website. Here’s an excerpt: Phil: What first caught […]

The Changing Nature of Running Injuries in the 1970’s


Below is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my book: Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running. Ah, the good old days of running.  Runners hear that line a lot, usually from those who started running in the 1960s and 1970s.  Was there really a golden age of running when runners seldom […]

Thoughts on “Form” from 1908: Bliss Carman on the Development of Graceful and Efficient Motion

Bliss Carman (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Animal motion is good through being instinctive and free, and our own motion can only become graceful when those qualities are ensured for it.” -Bliss Carman, The Making of Personality, 1908 In my previous post I shared several passages about “barefoot shoes” from a 1908 book titled The Making of […]

1908 Book Discusses the Ideal “Barefoot Shoe”

“…no material comfort can equal the luxury of a well fitting, broad-toed, flexible, heelless shoe. Of course, the secret is that a good barefoot shoe enables us to walk naturally and to find in simple natural exercises not only health, but sanity and happiness as well. If I were a fairy and asked to bestow […]

Introducing My Book: Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear and the Quest for Injury-Free Running


About 16 months ago I received an email from a guy named Bill Katovsky asking me if I had any interest in writing a book. I didn’t know him at the time, but I had at least given thought to the idea of writing something more than another blog post. We spoke on the phone […]