Category Archive: Random Thoughts

Mar 09

My Interview With Terry Gross

I have a fantasy of interviewing Terry Gross, the host of the radio show Fresh Air. When I envision the interview, it’s a pivotal moment in my life and it takes me to the next level in my Talk Show Host journey. It is clear, in this fantasy conversation, that she and I are on …

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Mar 08

On Homeschooling – Month 1

Stefan, Colin and I had a conversation last month that ended with a decision. Colin would stop going to school. He wasn’t happy in class, we didn’t see a match between Colin and the formal school environment, and we wanted him to have lots of time to explore interests without timelines. The plan: withdraw from …

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Feb 01

Vanessa Rodriguez and Sand Giants

I recently spent a week with my friend Vanessa Rodriguez, her boyfriend (Shacky), our fun-loving friend (Pat Sweeney) and Vanessa and Shacky’s dog (Ginger). Their presence brought a lightness to our home, my children loved hanging with them, and their energy inspired me to greatness. Here’s a video of them talking about their time here …

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Nov 23

Footprints On The Dunes

This one is called "child and mother reaching the summit together, running"

My latest art installation: Footprints On The Dunes (In Luna Sandals)

Aug 10

Old Runners Rule

Feeling too old to start running or keep up the pace? You are NOT too old. Proof? I’m 44 and some of these runners are MORE THAN TWICE MY AGE and running. Freakin’ fast. OK, so they’re not barefoot. But no one’s perfect.

Dec 07

Share Your Opinion

My message line is 805-308-1492. And I want to hear from you! Give me your voice for the podcast, so it’s not just me and my interviewees blah-blah-blah-ing all the time. Tell me your opinion about any number of topics: – Your favorite minimalist shoe – The fact that you hate minimalist shoes and only …

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Nov 28

Donation Message

Until some big-pocket company promises me riches (ha!), I’m keeping the Run Barefoot Girl podcast advertisement-free. I believe ads might get in the way of what you come to the podcast for: * Personal insights straight from female barefoot runners * Information about our running passion * Inspiration to encourage women (and men and children …

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Oct 03

Worst-Case Thinking

The first time I saw a Road ID magazine advertisement, I was appalled. It asked me to imagine a teenager driving toward me, careening around the corner, distracted. We need Road ID in case that crazy teenager manages to hit us. How fear-based! I thought, how unrealistic! (Not to mention generalizing about teenage drivers!) But …

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Sep 29

Barefoot Cultures Around The World

I can’t help repost this email I was sent by Barefoot Running (remember my interview with Thomas Hollowell?)… ______________________________________ We’ve had some really in-depth articles about other cultures and places around the world where running barefoot or in minimalist shoes (or indigenous footwear) is common practice. Take a look at these articles to read about …

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Aug 19

Is It About Sex?

If you listen to my podcast, you know that I sometimes ponder the question, “why are half of marathon runners female but in a crowd of barefoot runners the ratio of men to women is about 8:1?” One answer I’ve presented is that perhaps women think it’s dangerous, like skydiving or motocross. But I now …

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