I've been doing a lot of reading about Newton Shoes and minimalist running, and have come to the conclusion that maybe I should give the whole minimalist approach a go! So the idea, as I understand it, is that contrary to past theories on running form and shoe construction we should actually be running with less cushioning and support. I guess it's the whole idea "less is more", which make sense if you allow the body to more naturally respond to a given surface (trail or concrete) it will better be able to respond by adapting to one's natural stride or gait. With that in mind, after my first training session today I was on a mission to find the lightest trainer/racer possible and try this whole "natural running" thing out. I'm super excited, in a geeky endurance athlete way, to see how my body responds to the flats....I'm thinking it's going to be an excellent ride! I feel faster just looking at them...awesome!
I was born moving. Quite simply, I was born to be an athlete. As a result of this, I'm working to "up my game" and become the best possible athlete that I can be. Each and every one of us has the ability to meet our potential if we so choose. I choose to live my life to its fullest capacity and pursue the talents, gifts and direction God has intended for my life! I’m rocking out life, enjoying a lot of hard training, drinking my merlot, laughing with friends, dancing like crazy, running, swimming and cycling to excessive levels!! I’m living a Flourishing Life. Flourish!!