Sadly, I recorded my last Run Barefoot Girl show, just a quickie thanking everyone and talking briefly about what I’ve learned and why this show must come to an end. Please visit me at www.Caity McCardell.com where I’ve started a radio-based show featuring authors, musicians and actors. You’ll hear details in this episode about the …
This week I spoke with ultra runner and ebook author, Anna Hughes. Anna and I discussed her book, From Runner To Ultra Runner In Three Months, her success coaching people to run ultras (in such a short training cycle!), keeping a tough mental attitude, food, and her passion for running. – Find Episode #107 on …
Woah! This one’s a true goodie. Ultra runner and author Vanessa Runs and her partner, Shacky, have been touring across the US and Canada in their RV with their dog and cat, but once in a while they stop at someone’s home to visit. They’re currently spending an extended period of time at homesteader, martial …
Run Barefoot Girl podcast – Caity’s running podcast – is focused today on alcohol and other drugs. I talk about my personal experience with drugs, my current relationship with alcohol, some evidence that beer is beneficial to running, thoughts about alcoholism, and inconclusive meanderings. So this episode isn’t complete without your feedback, thoughts and perspectives! …
After a pause in publication, Caity returns with Crista Scott, ultra runner, researcher and the author of a thesis entitled “The Unique Benefits of Ultra Running: The Impact of Distance and Nature on Flow and Well-being.” Crista is the influence behind Ultra Health and Wellness on Facebook – a monthly fitness challenge – and a website called Plant Meets Paleo (recipes and inspiration both vegans and paleos will appreciate).
Crista’s passion for the sport shines in this conversation!
What a perfect guest for the 100th episode. She’s a woman who has worked tirelessly to support barefoot runners, provide them with information and guidance, and encourage them to take off their shoes and connect with the earth. I truly loved this conversation – TJ is lighthearted, interesting, thoughtful and passionate!
Listen to the 100th episode of the Run Barefoot Girl podcast to learn about Barefoot TJ’s journey co-founding The BRS, her joyful path, her painful injury, the challenges she’s overcome and the exciting work she’s up to.
So I sat around eating cherry pies and strawberry ice cream for a week? Not exactly. The festival celebrates the raw food movement, specifically the 80/10/10 lifestyle. Want to know more? Listen to my report on what this informative, athletic, raw week involved.
Bonus silliness: Which city landmark do I mistakenly claim to have visited in New York?
On August 10th, I volunteered at an ultra race – the fabulous Pacific Coast Trail Runs’ Montana de Oro ultra. It was beautiful, supportive, happy – and the race was very challenging according to the runners I heard from. It was great to help feed the runners! Stefan and I even cooked food for them.
And I noticed a barefoot runner in the 25k race! Here’s the amazing Sean Sanchez and his feet that served him very well on this challenging course!
And here is a photo of Sean’s foot after the 25k (after he cleaned them). He says, “I thought I’d share some pics of what running 15 miles on pokey-rocky trails does to well prepared feet. Since I’ve been barefoot for 3 years, these callouses are solid, and it hardly looks like I punished these soles yesterday. Oh, and the blister under my big toe was from picking up sap on a run a few weeks ago, and all the trails did yesterday was take the dead skin off. Not a scratch, not a cut, just stronger than ever arches and pads in the making.”
Sean Sanchez’s clean bare foot after his 25k on August 10, 2013
Fans of RunBare’s Michael Sandler were shocked to learn that in May he suffered yet another life-threatening injury and is in recovery in Hawaii. Remarkably, in spite of facing unimaginable physical challenges, Michael remains upbeat and positive, speaking candidly with Caity in this episode about his accident and his journey.
My guest in episode #94 is ultra runner and adventurer, Molly Sheridan. When she first started running at the age of 48, Molly was exhausted after a mile. “When does the fun start?” she would ask her running friends.
Now Molly is the only American woman to complete The Ultra-The High, a 138-mile nonstop footrace in the Himilayas and she has completed numerous ultra marathons, including the infamous Badwater race. She is also the owner of Desert Sky Adventures, a race management company based in Las Vegas, Nevada.