My FiveFingers

A fan site all about Minimalist Running, Barefoot running, and Healthy Living!

Join the Community

Search

All entries posted by Kat

Why Add Wild Alaska Salmon to your Diet?

Why Add Wild Alaska Salmon to your Diet?

by Kat on May 21, 2015 0

This blog post is courtesy of Maddie O’Laire, owner of Smart Source Seafood — Wild Alaska Salmon Direct from the Fisherman to Your Freezer! Salmon can play an important role in maintaining total body wellness and can help with energy levels and post-workout recovery.   We’ve been running quite a bit more than we usually […]

Read More
Workplace Wellness Can Start with Barefoot Bosses

Workplace Wellness Can Start with Barefoot Bosses

by Kat on Jan 29, 2015 0

Workplace wellness is a trend that many employers claim to support, but when it comes down to day-to-day implementation, it’s hard to get a program off the ground. That’s why it’s so important for companies to practice what they preach and implement wellness policies from the top down. If HR allows casual work attire because […]

Read More
5 Best Running Trails on the East Coast

5 Best Running Trails on the East Coast

by Kat on Sep 12, 2014 0

The East Coast is home to some of the nation’s best trails. Runners who are looking for new territory to conquer should consider paths that offer uninterrupted distances, intense climbs, and rewarding views. Below, are five of the region’s top places to run. The Long Trail – Winhall, VT. Vermont’s renowned Long Trail presents runners […]

Read More
Running When You’re New In Town

Running When You’re New In Town

by Kat on Aug 12, 2014 6

Most people consider moving to be a stressful experience. Packing up your life and starting over in a new place is never easy. In some cases, the reason behind the move is positive – a promotion, a growing family, etc. – while other times, moving has less upbeat connotations. Regardless of the factors contributing to […]

Read More
How To Make the Most of Your Run – Rain or Shine

How To Make the Most of Your Run – Rain or Shine

by Kat on Jul 17, 2014 0

No matter how frequently you exercise, there are some days when it’s just plain hard to get out of bed. Or, if you’re not a morning exerciser, you might find yourself coming up with excuses to avoid your evening run. With a few easy tricks however, you can lower the barrier to entry and make […]

Read More
How Regular Exercise Can Lessen The Effects of Depression

How Regular Exercise Can Lessen The Effects of Depression

by Kat on Jul 07, 2014 0

Statistics show that one in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression at some point in their lives. While pharmaceutical research has found many types of medication that can help treat depression, some people aren’t able to take those medications, or worry about the effects the drugs can have on the body. Though it’s not […]

Read More
Chronic Hamstring Pain? You Might Suffer from Sleeping Glutes

Chronic Hamstring Pain? You Might Suffer from Sleeping Glutes

by Kat on Jun 24, 2014 1

Today is the one year anniversary of the pain in my butt. Literally. I’m no marathoner, but I love running and tend to rack up about 20 miles per week (3-5 miles per day). About a year ago, I felt like I pulled something in my upper hamstring/lower glute area while playing tennis with a […]

Read More
Spring 2014 Giveaway Winner

Spring 2014 Giveaway Winner

by Kat on Apr 11, 2014 2

Congrats to the April 2014 winner of our Vibram FiveFingers giveaway… Hillary Evans Please message us on our Facebook page by Tuesday, April 15th and we will follow up to get your shipping address and sizing information. Our Sincerest Thanks Thanks for being such a loyal fan of Vibram FiveFingers and the minimalist community. We […]

Read More
Springtime Giveaway

Springtime Giveaway

by Kat on Apr 03, 2014 0

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and it’s that time of  year when going for a run outdoors is a surprisingly pleasant experience. For the truly hardcore runners out there, winter weather is never an excuse to stop exercising, but when it finally warms up, people emerge from the woodwork and pound the […]

Read More
How To Scare The Crap Out of Your Neighbors…

How To Scare The Crap Out of Your Neighbors…

by Kat on Jan 14, 2014 5

Great picture on the front page of Reddit today… had to share with this funky shoe loving community. You can read about the artist and check out more of his “live” shoes here. As Vibram wearers, we tend to leave behind barefoot prints in the snow or sand. But imagine leaving behind a footprint like […]

Read More