Ben Weeks is a barefoot runner; he started wearing zero drop running shoes 15 years ago and hasn’t looked back – he feels that it improves his running style, posture and performance.
He has since moved into completely barefoot for much of his running,
Barefoot running is intended to be a pure way of running, as your body and moreover your feet and legs do as they where built to do.
Barefoot running in its minimalist style, has become an analogy for Ben’s family life.
he explains how they rarely eat processed foods, and try and cook everything they eat
Also, when they need something for the house, they try and make it.
The Barefoot Daddy has developed out of a desire to share how we do it, so that others, perhaps, can take something that we are doing and try it themselves.
24 weeks ago Ben created ‘The Barefoot Crew 5k’ – an ever growing group on instagram which is proving to be very popular
For the video links, Ben mentions in the podcast, he has this playlist link on his channel, that has them all in including the breathing podcast, the earthing movie that Ben talks about in the podcast and a couple of other things of interest.
The Book he talks about is The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss, and to read part one of Ben’s personal journey, click here
I have been running all of my life – it feels I was born to run. In the running step I experienced freedom and my true expression. I came to see that I needed to ‘get out of the way of myself’ and let my energy flow through the running step; allow it to express itself in the dance and the motion of running.
I have also worked in the lives of others as a guide, counsellor, healer and teacher for over 40 years.
I lived as a nomad for 6 years with my husband Anadi, but my inner voice brought me back to the UK in May 2019 and I have been living and working and running in London since then….