Barefoot Running in My 60s (Almost)

The ‘almost’ included in the title means two things: first, I’m not really running barefoot – – the *Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is as close as I get to that; and second, it’s actually treadmilling that I do. My interval training does include peaks at 10 on the treadmill, but real runners are outside, right?

*This is not a paid endorsement in any fashion, but these have become what I wear all the time now. Everywhere!

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As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

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My Aversion to Running

Oh running, running, running, I despise you!

Out of all of the exercises that I like to do, I can honestly say that running is not one of them. In fact, other than a random sprint from time to time, I have not done any distance running in several years.

I have to admit though, it does feel exhilarating to push your body to maximum speed for short distances.

I started thinking about my aversion to this activity, and think that I came to some good conclusions about this.

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

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Barefoot footprint in the sand.
09/01/2017
The ‘almost’ included in the title means two things: first, I’m not really running barefoot – – the *Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is as close as I get to that; and second, it’s actually treadmilling that I... read more
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07/17/2015
Oh running, running, running, I despise you! Out of all of the exercises that I like to do, I can honestly say that running is not one of them. In fact, other than a random sprint from time to... read more
Barefoot footprint in the sand.
09/01/2017
The ‘almost’ included in the title means two things: first, I’m not really running barefoot – – the *Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is as close as I get to that; and second, it’s actually treadmilling that I... read more
female runner with Brooklyn Bridge in background
10/16/2015
Tips To Start Running Pain Free There are plenty of enticing things to keep you from your workout—your sweatpants, your warm couch, that extra episode of Breaking Bad you stayed up to... read more
kids running on wooded trail
07/17/2015
Oh running, running, running, I despise you! Out of all of the exercises that I like to do, I can honestly say that running is not one of them. In fact, other than a random sprint from time to... read more