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Handmade Shoes and Huaraches

Handmade Shoes and Huaraches

by Christine Skelly on Jun 16, 2011 1

I have been on an anti-consumerism kick lately, trying to shed much of my material goods in an effort to get rid of all of the clutter in my life. This is especially true with how fed up I have become with the culture of shoes for every occasion, especially in the realm of female […]

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Colonial Williamsburg, A Barefoot Friendly Town

Colonial Williamsburg, A Barefoot Friendly Town

by Christine Skelly on Jun 15, 2011 9

While the big businesses of suburbia often quote “No Shirt, No Shoes, No service,” there are other towns and establishments that welcome barefooting, so here is a town and a tale of a vacation spot that is fully traversable sans shoes. If you ever want to experience a town through new eyes, try walking a […]

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Formal FiveFingers?

Formal FiveFingers?

by Christine Skelly on Jun 09, 2011 19

Shoes in Formal Occasions and the Transformation of the Brand We Love It is my observation that shoes of different types have different connotations, which makes sense. Patent leather shoes, you’re going to a meeting. Flip flops, you’re either going to the beach, or it’s hot out. So what do VFFs denote? I have several […]

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Take “Routine” Out of Your Run

Take “Routine” Out of Your Run

by Christine Skelly on Jun 02, 2011 0

The reason many people hate exercise in general and running even more so is that it is often viewed as a task, or worse, punishment.  Whether it is to achieve a goal which could be weight loss, lowering blood pressure, or training for a marathon or 5k we promised to race in to raise money […]

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It’s All in the Timing

It’s All in the Timing

by Christine Skelly on May 31, 2011 8

When you begin to pay attention to the running quirks you develop over time, it becomes obvious that time and place factor heavily into your run and how smoothly it goes. I know last summer when I had first gotten my Sprints I ran whenever I could, and often that meant running at the notoriously […]

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The Superhero in You

The Superhero in You

by Christine Skelly on May 26, 2011 8

It is hard to deny that the human body is anything less than an ancient and modern marvel. The multiple systems that must cohesively work together to perform thousands of functions is baffling.  This is especially true when you consider how hard cells must work to regenerate or how white blood cells act as a […]

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Three Words: Location, Location, LOCATION

Three Words: Location, Location, LOCATION

by Christine Skelly on May 24, 2011 9

In addition to what time affects your run, location is the biggest environmental factor that will affect what type of run you will end up having. Usually I am an urban jungle junkie, concrete pounder, road runner whatever you want to call it out of necessity and convenience. I have the fortunate circumstances of living […]

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Running OCD

Running OCD

by Christine Skelly on Apr 29, 2011 3

I’m not sure about other runners out there, but I know that when you start to do something for long enough, you start to refine your tastes regarding your craft, or develop habits that are personally unique. These quirks exist  inour daily rituals: and while they seem strange to others, it is hard to go […]

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Food as Fuel

Food as Fuel

by Christine Skelly on Apr 27, 2011 19

It is hard not to walk down the street or turn on the television without advertisements for French fries, soda, or burgers being blared at us these days. Or better yet, if you have ever seen a commercial advertising chocolate, whether it is dark chocolate or truffles, the imagery is often more sensual than the […]

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