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The pursuit of simpler, healthier living. A Tokyo-based blog focusing on health & fitness, natural running, natural living and Muay Thai.

Owner: RichardK

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Language: English

Tags: barefoot running, simple living, health and fitness, inspiration, muay thai

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Latest Blog Posts for Bare Your Soles

  • Plans for the weekend?
    on May 20, 2010 in Current Affairs
    I plan to: - Take our son to the park - Do some gardening (for our vegetables) - Cycle 30km - Run 10-15km - Work on a book I'm writing Any big plans for the weekend? Whatever you're doing, have a good one!
  • Our first home-grown food of the year
    on May 19, 2010 in Food and Drink Simple Living
    I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde I mentioned recently that my wife and I have decided to start growing our own food again. We did it a couple of years ago, but after our son was born we kind of stopped...
  • How do you start barefoot running?
    on May 19, 2010 in Bare Your Soles Barefoot Running
    The simple answer is 'take your shoes off and run.' Is the reality more complex than that? If you have been running in cushioned shoes for a while, you may be in the habit of taking quite long strides and landing on your heel with your leg stretched...
  • A year of clean(er) living and the non-cosmetic benefits of exerciseA wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. - Hippocrates In April last year I was drinking pretty much every day (often heavily), smoking, eating crap, sleeping badly and not taking any exercise beyond walking to the s...
  • What do you need to start running?Most people will tell you that all you need to start running is a pair of shoes, but I'm not going to tell you that. You don't necessarily need shoes. I, like a growing number of people, often run barefoot and love it. So if you don't need shoes, wha...
  • Trail running is wonderfulI must say the more trail running I do, the more I enjoy it. The other day I did around 10km through the woods not far from my house along some soft, smooth mud trails with only the sound of birds and shafts of sunlight shining through the trees to a...
  • Simple livingThe idea of simple living has appealed to me for years, but like most people I have somewhat succumbed to modern convenience and consumerism, the net result being an expanding midriff from cakes, beer, other naughty but nice things and lack of exerci...
  • Blisters stop play
    on May 8, 2010 in Running Vibram FiveFingers
    I planned to do a 20km run today, but after around 9km the blisters on the bottom of my feet were causing me some discomfort, so I decided to cut the run in half for the sake of my feet. I'm not training for an upcoming race, so the 20km was purely f...
  • Why run?Why do people run? Well, obviously I can't speak for everybody, but some general reasons are: 1) Improve fitness Running is one of the best, if not the best, way to improve your cardiovascular fitness. With heart disease being a major cause of death...
  • New design
    on May 4, 2010 in Current Affairs
    I've been playing around with a new design for the site for a while and I finally found one I like. This one, obviously. I think it's more appealing visually and it's a little simpler than the old one. I hope you like it.
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