This series of podcasts is the chronology of the transition to barefoot running or natural form movement of a Sonya Carr who has taken a challenge from a marathon Madam to a 5K quickie her aim is learning The finer points of barefoot transitioning Learning natural form running or as it’s called barefoot running can take some time and can be as complex or easy as you make it. In the vernacular of the minimalist running movement, barefoot running has a different context to the actuality of running with no shoes. The transition from a shod runner to what I call a natural form movement needs to be done with a degree of mindfulness and body awareness.
What is rat lung worm? Rat lung worm or Angiostrongylus catonensis is a parasite that mainly lives in rodents such as rats and can infect snails and slugs that come into contact with infected rat faeces. People can be infected when they eat an infected snail or slug. How is it treated? Most people with symptoms recover fully without treatment over days, weeks or months. However in my case the infection caused severe meningitis that required specialist treatment. The infection is occasionally fatal. There is no vaccine and no preventative treatment is recommended for exposed people. It took nearaly 10 years to be well again from the rat lung worm infestation I had.
Barefoot Running issue that annoys me and I’ll just take the opportunity to say what I think is any good podcaster would. The more the darker side of what I continue to stress in regards to my advocacy of understanding minimalist or barefoot running is the whole industry behind manufacturing sports footwear. It is based on marketing lies and continues to take advantage of those less fortunate and vulnerable to corporate greed. It is not fair to just target one particular company but when ever overseas manufacturing is taken on board by corporations it generally means that the target is less manufacturing costs. Now this in any industry is quite acceptable profit, is the name of the game, but not at the expense of the workers involved. The continuing plight of underpaid and exploited workers in overseas factories for sports footwear and the like is unacceptable and I find totally deplorable. Even as a sustainable and conscientious decision for the health and betterment of the planet we do not need to fill up rubbish tips with unnecessary” worn-out sneakers” As always I am more than interested in what you guys have to say about anything so please leave a comment or put your name into the sign-up box to keep in contact. So have a great run, what ever your choice is sans shoes or sweatshop production your choice 🙂
Let me introduce Andrew and his website www.raw-food-health.net by way of an interview that Andrew graciously gave me recently from Asia, where he is now residing and enjoying all the good fruits and sunshine that a raw food lifestyle proponent could hope for.
World wide festival of races, a great fun event that brings the runners of the world together in a virtual running race