I found this article on the Elephant Journal website and it seemed like a good fit to share here. Written by Angela Raines, a yoga teacher from Boulder, Colorado. Elephant Journal, btw, is a pretty fantastic site for anyone interested in the kinds of things I write about here - physical/spiritual/emotional wellness. Check it out at www.elephantjournal.com Here's Angela's article, inspired by her encounter with "Born to Run" author Christopher McDougall:Are your shoes making you an a$$h@le? Top ten ways to become a better runner and a better person. Simultaneously.
1. Get naked. Big, padded, expensive running shoes often cause more problems than they solve. We run best when we let our bodies operate in as natural a condition as possible. It’s all too often that we let our remedies become our maladies. Starting from a more natural, authentic place is usually the best way to go, in your exercise routine, love life, or spiritual pursuits.