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I bought my Vibram Five Fingers back in June in Santa Barbara and have broken them in here and there but now I have a goal of them being my only running shoe. On my brother's recommendation I'm reading Christopher McDougall's Born to Run and it has inspired me to view what's on my feet in a totally new way. Today was day two of running for about twenty minutes on my treadmill in basically bare feet. The funniest part to me was stepping on the treadmill and feeling really really short. ha. My New Balance's gave me some serious height!

As soon as I started to run I noticed how badly I wanted to land and strike with my heel- I really had to fight against this very bad habit. I also noticed how light I felt all over, how straight my back seemed (but unsure if I should lean more forward or backward- I may have to ask the husband to take some photos/video of my posture and stride) and how strong my legs and feet felt. I leaped and bounded and walked and jogged and ran. Then faster and faster and faster. It was fun. I woke up sore this morning all through my legs and knew no matter how much this annoying cold is getting me down I had to put my toes in those Vibram's and work through it again today. Really looking forward to going outside with these shoes on a sunny winter day. Here's hoping we get one! 

And I'll be at it again tomorrow.

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It's been too long.

Husband and little boy both had the flu and then followed it up with pneumonia and then topped it off with a cold. Five weeks later I escaped with a few days of coughing and runny nose. I think we're all on the mend now.

Eliot is adorable as always and wants to snuggle every morning the same as he's wanted to for years. I find myself relishing in it even more now as he approaches 5 and a half years old! He loves video games on wii, ds and playing on the computer with his daddy. He still plays play-doh, moon sand, tinkertoys, legos, board games, puzzles, builds forts, puts on puppet shows and on and on. It was so scary to see both husband and son so sick for so long that I feel ever so very extra grateful as we approach Thanksgiving this week.

So I wanted to do a quick post and a link to my talented brother's site and particularly to his new festive Thanksgiving song. (If you scroll down there's also a song inspired by Eliot that we love!) http://mchatton.com/2009/11/the-happy-vegan-thanksgiving-s/index.html   Enjoy!

Much love, wellness and warm cozy houses for all this season.

xoxo
Ami

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My brother Todd has a site, http://mchatton.com/ where he posts songs, comics and magic. I've talked about him before and I'm doing it again! His music is inspired, escapist and original. Enjoy! He also has a book, a cd and participates in Song Fight!

Follow the love!

xoxo

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go again, if you haven't already!

http://mchatton.com/2008/02/pirate-song/

xoxo
a

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go go go

http://mchatton.com/2008/03/heart-on-my-sleeve-same-old-su/

my brother's songs are amazing!

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What inspires you to blog?

passion for life and stories and sharing with my son.

inspiring blogs:

 http://mchatton.com/ – my brother's really amazing, lovely music and drawings for all to see and have! he rocks and he's super talented. go see it now.  it will make your monday happy.

http://goneraw.com/ – one of my fav raw sites

http://galadarling.com/ – one of my fav go to sites

http://designismine.blogspot.com/ – sister-in-law's sweet design site 

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