Weekend Link Love 4/11/2010
First off, a couple of announcements:
If you hadn't yet heard, Vibram is hosting their first ever barefoot running clinic in Boston this coming Saturday, April 17 at the original CitySports location. Both Christopher McDougall and Daniel Lieberman will be there — if I could only get to Beantown to attend!
If anyone is planning on going to the clinic, please let me know! It's impossible to say, but the timing of this clinic and the expected release of the Bikila — hard to see this as just a coincidence! Maybe the Bikila will be seen this Saturday! For full event details, check Vibram's Facebook announcement.
Speaking of barefoot running, The Barefoot Runners Society has launched in Beta testing! And if you're in Atlanta this coming Sunday (April 18), stop by Lullwater Park by Emory to run the trails, get instruction, or meet other barefoot runners in Atlanta. I'll personally be doing my part to be there (my form still needs some help!). More details here.
Also, Rob over with Michael Sandler's RunBare is working on coordinating a barefoot running wave for the 32nd Annual Bolder Boulder on May 31st in Boulder, Colorado. The Bolder Boulder is the 2nd largest 10K in the country and Barefoot or Vibram Five Fingers-shod runners will get their own wave in the race! Exciting! As far as details to sign-up, Rob added:
Here is the race website: www.BolderBoulder.com.
Into the TV show LOST (I am but don't get me started!)? Jorge Garcia, the actor who plays Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, recently posted photos on his blog from a trip to a Goat Dairy farm in Maui. What makes this noteworthy in the Vibram fan community is that Garcia was wearing black and orange KSO Five Fingers. Tack on to Channing Tatum another VFF celebrity sighting.
Mary Agnes over at Running Nuns also shares her first impressions of her grey/palm KSOs. Yes, you read right: running nuns. Check it out!
Posted 4/12/10 — got held up yesterday, apologies on the delay!
Making Five Fingers work for you despite Morton's Toe typically means sizing up to your "long toe." That is, unless you have a vise! You can stretch the second toe pocket to make it longer if you're feeling adventurous! The end result is a pair of Morton's Toe friendly Five Fingers. A sight to behold!