ology-km asked: I noticed your photo with the Nike Shox and saying theyre terrible for you - what do you think of Nike Frees?
Great question! 1st, let me clarify about the Nike Shox. Most serious runners and running coaches (unless they’re on the Nike payroll) will tell you to avoid these shoes. Why? Bc placing those “shocks” underneath the heel encourages heel-strike, where you come down on your heel instead of your mid-foot. You’d think “Well, they put those shocks on the back, so it must be ok if I come down on my heels.” Heel-striking is not only an inefficient way to run but over time, also leads to a higher chance of injury. The design was clearly a marketing gimmick aimed at capitalizing on and perpetuating the common misconception of proper running form, not on what is best for the runner. Which leads me to the Nike Frees. They’re a minimalist shoe designed to capitalize on the bare-foot running movement, which requires a much different stride and gait. If you ran bare-foot, you’d have to impact mid-foot bc that would engage your foot’s natural shock-absorption. In this respect Nike got it right. They designed a barely-there shoe that is light and provides very little interference with how your foot moves naturally. Most people I know who use them like them. Just keep in mind that unlike traditional running shoes that provide lots of cushioning and makes you feel like you’re running on a cloud, these are supposed to be minimalist and allow you to almost feel the ground, so don’t expect a lot of cushioning or support.
beboldlivecourageously asked: Your Blog Kicks Ass! nuff said.
Thanks so much! Your blog is awesome too! I will be reblogging!
fallinginthefit asked: I really really love your tumblr! Its a great source of motivation!
Wow! I just saw your progress pics and I’m sooo impressed! Keep up the great work and thanks for reaching out! You’re a tremendous inspiration!
geerogers asked: gotta say your blog is super motivational.. i enjoy seeing your posts in my dash.
Thanks Gerry! I totally appreciate the shout out! Have an awesome day!
Ok, people. Seriously. Time to UP your game.
Cheerleaders (male & female) don’t get enough respect. Just sayin.
The key to finishing a marathon or any other race: just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Focus on completing small goals that all add up to one large victory.