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The meeting notes from the Ohio legislative committee that had a chance to overturn their new shoe rule (but didn’t) are now available, here. They don’t release them until they are officially approved by the next meeting of the committee.

I thought I’d go over them with my recollections.

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I got asked a number of questions about my previous look at the Running Shod More Efficient study, so I thought I’d answer them here.

I also took another look at the study itself, and managed to ask myself a question that I sure couldn’t answer.

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Old Hiking Article

For some reason, I’m rather empty this morning for coming up with a blog entry. I have a few ideas, but they all require a bit more work than I’m in the mood for.

So, instead, let me point you to a fairly old hiking article.

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Every hike I do cannot be a major exploration of places I’ve never been to before. Sometimes it’s just nice to wander along familiar pathways.

And with spring busting out all over, there is plenty of discovery in that.

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Running Shod More Efficient

There’s been quite a bit of talk lately about a new study that came out early in the month, Metabolic Cost of Running Barefoot versus Shod: Is Lighter Better?, by Jason R. Franz, Corbyn M. Wierzbinski, and Rodger Kram. You can see one of the stories at Barefoot Running Less Efficient.

I’ve taken a bit of a look at the study.

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Internet Radio Interview

I was interviewed yesterday on the PEDAL Hour, part of BlogTalkRadio.

The interview went for a full hour. My how time flies when you’re having fun
(and is WAS fun!).

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Here’s another in my Colorful Characters series. And of course, by “colorful character”, I mean “barefoot”.

This one comes to us via a Chicago newspaper called “The Day Book”, in a story from February, 1914.

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