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  1. You thought that title was metaphorical, didn't you? No, in fact I'll actually be escaping a labyrinth in this challenge. Allow me to explain.... I generated a maze in Excel and my challenge will start in its centre. It's totally filled in, and as I move around it, it will reveal more of the labyrinth. For each kilometre that I run, I get to move 1 square:
  2. I know I want this challenge to be about summer and getting more in touch with my primal self (this includes movements, diet, rest, etc.) as well as my spiritual self. I'll get my goals figured out and add them in later. For now... an infographic to serve as the rough draft of my challenge:
  3. I know, I know, the challenge started Sunday. But nevermind that. I'm tackling this challenge differently: instead of three separate goals, it's one goal stretched over three achievements. These achievements, specifically, are: 1. My Tender Sole: walk 2 km barefoot. 2. Achilles' Heel: walk 4 km barefoot. 3. Honorary Hobbit: walk 6 km barefoot. Now, I have been walking to work and back for a little while now, so I have plenty of opportunity to practice barefoot walking. I tend to get blisters from my shoes because my feet are wimps, so I de
  4. Behold, my adventure map! (roughly corresponding to my town) For more backstory visit my battle log. After hiking rangerously through Mt Moon I expected to emerge triumphant into the daylight but instead fell into the pit of Zero Week where family issues, comfort eating and travel got the best of me. All was not lost as I still fit in one workout and two walks and did some meal prep to get my diet back on track. This time I will be taking a tour around the Safari Zone (wildlife reserve visit/fitness goals) and looking for Mew on the docks by the S.S. Anne (v
  5. This is my log of what I eat and what exercise I do, I'm starting it from a low point, I haven't slept properly for a couple of weeks and I want all the sugar and carbs. First step sort out sleep (waiting for hormones to kick in), second step cut out sugar and wheat Wednesday 16th March 2016 Very little sleep, hot and cold flushes kept me awake. Breakfast: croissant, butter, cream cheese and smoked salmon, cup of tea Snack cream coffee choix pasty and latte - oh that sugar is so good, got me home from town Lunch leftover aubergine and goats cheese pie Snack cornetto Dinner kangaroo stea
  6. Does anybody have any good advice/resources for conditioning your feet to run barefoot? I live in the city, and I'm mostly surrounded by concrete sidewalks. However, a few weird looks would be worth strengthening my feet, to be able to walk/run/play without having to worry about stepping on small rocks. Thanks!
  7. There has been an awakening... OK, so the goals have changed a bit, but that was still fun to make This year, I'm taking on my biggest challenge since joining the Rebellion....becoming a Jedi Knight. To do this, I'll need to complete the 5 Trials of Knighthood. Trial of Skill The Trial of Skill is a chance for the Jedi to prove that he has mastered a particular skill or set of skills. Typically this would be some form of lighstaber combat, though other areas were allowed as well. For my skill trial, I've decided to strive for a one-handed handstand: For this challenge, I'm
  8. Hi, I'm a grumpy old woman from the UK. :-) I'm a stone overweight and I'm rehabbing a knee injury. I like eating far too much! I work from home and I have a 12 year old so because it's the summer holidays I won't be working that much, nor will I be able to get to the gym much but I have plans for working out at home when I need to. I like lifting things but I don't really feel the need to lift very heavy things, I don't like cardio things one bit! I'm a barefoot runner (Vibram 5 Fingers) but because of the knee I'm taking it really slowly and hovering around week 2/3 of C25K for as long as
  9. moved to http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/70826-scumspawns-third-challenge-sept-15-lets-level-up/
  10. Hiya, it's the summer so all I've been wearing are sandals, crocs, my vibrams for running or bare feet round the house and garden. I'll need something warmer for winter so....my trainers need replacing so I went to try some on today - my feet felt like they were in concrete! Will I ever be able to wear 'normal' shoes again?
  11. Hiya, I'm a newbie. To save you looking up my background I've been running on and off for about 25 years but hurt my knee about 7 years ago so stopped. Everytime I started C25K again at around week 2 it just got too painful. So, this time round I have got a personal trainer (who is a runner) and an osteopath (who is a runner) and I've transitioned to barefoot running very slowly over the past 4 or so months. I'm just at the stage now where I'm using my feet properly and sort of rolling them so I can push off with the balls of my feet. I'm assuming that is right anyway, it feels right! I'm on
  12. TL::DR- I started Clean and press-any tips? About two months ago I saw a set of weights on Craigslist for a wicked deal- 2 dumbbells, 1 7' barbell, and 200 odd lbs of assorted iron weights, so I was pumped and picked them up. I've been in the gym, for a few months building on rows, dips, bench, and farmers walks... But lifting barefoot in the backyard in front of the garden is just magical. I get to assert my dominance over my vegetables to let them know their fate is near! I don't have a bench, or rack so benching it out. My row is to high to use on the dumbbells I got. After regular
  13. All children, except one, grow up. However, some of them grow up quite a bit less than the others. This was the case for Lalie. This does not refer solely to stature, although she did seem to have gone 'round the corner the day that height was passed out to all the other elves. She never stopped playing with her oldest friend, her best friend: Peter Pan. Sometimes she would have to play a different game for a bit—the one where she pretended to be an all-the-way grown-up, and do things like sit at a desk and put paper in the copying machine when it made that beeping noise. Peter didn’t like
  14. I'm a fairly avid runner and I've never really gotten into the barefoot movement, but, recently, I saw a Doctor of Osteopathic medicine (DO) and he recommended that I gradually transition over to either Vibrams or barefoot running. This seemed a little unusual to me, but I understand that minimalist running is supposed to be better for your body alignment. That's what my DO thinks I need to do to help better my running for my body. I was wondering if anyone out there has vibrams and uses them for running. How do they compare to running shoes? What sort of things might I need to be aware of b
  15. The past couple of weeks I've been adding jogging intervals to my morning walk to work and I'm very pleased with my progress - still a long way to go but I'm really enjoying it and wanting to put more time into it, at about 2.5k it'd be good to be jogging it. I'm currently finding success in my regular day to day shoes - some cheap £5 ones from Primark, Certainly not designed for running but when I got them I had no expendable income and as they lack support they are allowing me to run in a more barefoot style which I am actually finding easier (considering I'm starting from the couch I fig
  16. Hello all-- Had my first day of the season barefoot today-- mainly by accident, having left my running shoes at home. Still a bit cold, but the squishy mud was lots of fun to go through. I generally run in shoes, but try to get at least one workout in 10 in with no shoes. Unfortunately, my favorite 1 mile loop, which is usually lovely grass and packed dirt is now about half covered with... woodchips. OUCH. I guess with the winter we have had and all the downed trees, chips are easy to come by, and the state park folks have lots of them to use up this season.... So the question-- anyone
  17. I have been looking for a pare of minimalist sandals and I found these online. Anyone ever try them? If so, opinions? http://xeroshoes.com
  18. Hello! I am interested in purchasing shoes that have a "barefoot" feel. I have never owned a pair before, but I do know that there will be a change in gait and support when using this type of shoe, and to start off slowly. I am interested in the Merrell Glove Dash 2 and the Merrell Access Arc 2. As of now I am planning on just wearing them for walking, and then will try running in them after a little while. I am not trying to run a marathon, just a few miles around town. The Arc 2 has 8mm cushion, whereas the Dash 2 has 4mm. A customer service rep told me that I might want to start out with 8m
  19. Main Quest - Reduce Body Fat to 14-17% ​Three times per week complete Angry Birds Workout (improve from week to week) Walk Barefoot 15 minutes per day Follow basic tenets of Paleo Life Side Quest - Finish 2 items on 'Honey-Do' List
  20. New barebooter/barefoot runner. Took my shoes off the second week of the last challenge, and this past week only had shoes on for @ 2 hours the entire week, and am up to about 1K for my 'long' barefoot runs. My foot skin/pads are just starting to get sturdy/smooth/thick enough to deal with the gravel. But I live in Wisconsin. Which means that fall is upon me, and the cold (and snow and tons of salt everywhere outside) is coming quickly. So bring on the plasti-dip socks or minimalist shoes (outside) and dreadmill running (barefoot inside). Is there anything that can be done to help
  21. Does anyone have experience wearing Vibram FiveFingers with inflammation in their feet? I read about FiveFingers in one of Steve's posts and was intrigued. Turns out my absolutely favourite slippers (which are sandals in real life) are Vibrams and they feel excellent. Working out completely barefoot can be hard on my feet sometimes, so I'm hoping FiveFingers might have just enough support and cushioning while still giving me the feeling of being barefoot. Any thoughts?
  22. The following runs are based on using a forefoot and midfoot strike, having transitioned from years as a heel striker. Regardless of how it's achieved, (Pose, ChiRunning, Goodform Running, Vivobarefoot, Forefoot, Midfoot, Bare, etc.), I found this a really interesting comparison. Here are two of the same runs separated by over 4 months: 10/7/2012 2/24/2013 With the first run back in 2012 I was trying to be mindful of my running form and was practicing what I new from books, the web and videos. A bit more of a forefoot runner, I'd certainly made progress and changed the way I
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