I'm excited to announce that I've teamed up with Luna Sandals. The Luna story was inspired from Barefoot Ted's experience of running with the greatest runners on earth, the Tarahumara. See the video below for the origin:
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What captivated me about Luna Sandals was that it brought back running to its essentials. For me, running in Luna Sandals has woken up my feet, and brought back a deep connection with the joy of running. The minimal layering allows the nerves in my feet to feel the running surface, and activates necessary muscles to run effectively. This means my feet and legs develop strength because they are doing the work, and are not being suppressed by padded shoes. Stronger legs and feet reduce your risk in injuries as well as make you better, faster, and stronger.
Since running the Water to Wine Half Marathon this past August, I began doing training runs in Luna Sandals. Within weeks I had noticed an increase in my stamina. I was able to run longer and faster with more ease. Recently, I did a race test run in Luna Sandals for the upcoming San Jose Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and beat my previous best by over 2 minutes! The experience of Luna Sandals is off to a great start. I will be alternating between shoes and Luna sandals for a bit until I build up my feet muscles, calf muscles, etc. Another benefit is that they make great for recovery sandals after racing or hard training runs.
Be well and run on!