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Archive for October, 2010

Dress To Kill This Halloween at Chipotle


Chipotle has a Halloween promotion going on tomorrow for anyone who is interested.

Dress up as a HORRIFYING PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCT on Halloween after 6 pm and they’ll give you a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos filled with freshly cooked, naturally raised ingredients for only $2.

The proceeds, up to $1,000,000, will benefit Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which is a non-profit campaign working to educate people about the importance of eating unprocessed foods with simple, fresh ingredients.

I’m planning on wearing all orange and going as a Cheeto.

-Nicky

Check it out: chipotle.com/boorito

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Late Night MovNat


 

Imagine this. It’s 10:30 at night. You are barefoot walking with a friend through a forest path. Then…you come across a group of people. What a perfect opportunity to do some MovNat stalking! It was so much fun creeping around on all fours trying to be as quiet as possible to get around people without being seen. Sadly…I need some more practice. Well, maybe I just need to do it again without a 25 pound backpack on. I love walking through the nature trail at Daemen College. It is a little sanctuary in a hectic city setting. If anyone would be interested in practicing MovNat with Nicky, Josh, Rich or I, leave a comment and we’ll get in touch. It is always nice to find more people to play with.

 

Long days and pleasant nights,

Shoeless Joe


What a beautiful day!


Written by: Nicky

It was sunny and close to 70 degrees today, so Joe and I decided we couldn’t pass up a Movnat adventure in Glenn Park. You wouldn’t know you were in the middle of busy Williamsville, NY. Trees tower overhead with the orange and red leaves changing all around us. Water trickles down a stream. I feel peaceful and relaxed. This is where I am meant to be.

We spent the afternoon climbing trees, jumping, and balancing on logs. We even managed to get a bit of grappling in there.

I found an incredible video on tree climbing today (barefoot, of course!). Natural movement at it’s finest. Here’s the link:


Saturday Run


A week has gone by and it is now time to get everyone together again. Tomorrow morning we will be meeting for another barefoot run around the Eggert/Lebrun area. Email me for more information if you are interested. L.Joseph.KenyonII@gmail.com

 


The Recipe Girl is Here


Good morning,

I just wanted to let everyone know that Nicky Sciolino is now a contributer on the BarefootBuffalo website. Keep stopping by for some amazing recipe ideas.


Barefoot Buffalo now in Google Search!


I am extremely excited to announce that BarefootBuffalo.com can now be searched in Google! I know this isn’t that big of a deal to some people, but to me…it’s AWESOME!!!!


A Successful First Barefoot Run


We did it! We had a successful first barefoot run. I want to thank Rich and Nicky Sciolino for attending. It was a nice little run. Due to time restrictions Nicky and I only ran about a mile and a half, while Rich ran for much more. I was having so much fun that I forgot to stop at the meeting point and ran another block.

Rich and I are planning on running an Ultra-Marathon in late spring/early summer next year. That’s 50 MILES!!! I hope we can figure out a place to run during the harsh winter of Buffalo.


Paleo in a Nutshell


The Paleo Diet is not a fad. It is the way the human bodies are designed to take in energy. Try to imagine the first humans for a minute. They didn’t have processed foods, added sugars and all the chemical preservatives that the modern human ingests on a daily basis. They didn’t eat grains or tubers like potatoes. They were hunters and gatherers. They ate natural food. Animals, vegetables, fruits, nuts and berries. Things that didn’t contain toxins that made people sick. Our bodies are designed to eat natural foods; foods that do not require you to cook them to become edible. So why do we do that today? The answer is simple. It is because of agriculture and population rising. When the population grew the human race needed to find ways to feed more and more people. That is when we decided to stay in one place and grow food. We didn’t want to have to follow the herds and depend on gathering the random apples anymore. The human body hasn’t evolved hardly at all since our hunter-gatherer ancestors so why should our diet evolve?

The Paleo Diet is a very simple one. It can be broken down into two sections: 1 What you can eat and 2 What you shouldn’t eat.

1) What you can eat

Meat

  • Beef, Pork, Chicken and Fish
  • Grass fed/free range is best

Vegetables

  • Roots such as carrots and turnips
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • you get the point

Fruits

  • All fruits are fair game.
  • Try to not go overboard with fruits each day.

Oils

  • Use oils in moderation
  • Coconut/Olive/Uncured Bacon Grease all work.

Nuts and Berries

  • This doesn’t include peanuts

You can also have honey in small amounts.

What you Shouldn’t Eat

Beans

  • Peanuts
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Kidney Beans

Potatoes

Salt

Sugar

Dairy Products

All Grains

  • Bread, Pasta, etc.

The diet is simple. Summarized it is this: Do not eat anything processed. No dairy, bread, pasta, potatoes, beans, legumes or added sugar.

There is only one beverage that can honestly be called “Paleo”. Water. That doesn’t mean you can’t have other drinks. Tea and coffee are alright to drink as long as you drink them black. Remember, no added sugar and no dairy.

To get all the benefits of this diet you only need to follow it 80% of the time. My challenge to you is to try this diet for 3 weeks. That’s not even a month. See how you feel after those 3 weeks. If you want to feel how bad grains and dairy are making you feel try eating mac and cheese after your challenge. Trust me, you’ll feel the difference.

Buy “The Paleo Solution” by Robb Wolf for a more detailed description of the diet.


NYC Barefoot Run 2010


Good Morning!

I just got back from New York City. What a weekend I had. I wish I could tell you all the interesting things I learned and experienced this weekend, but this is just a blog. It would take an entire book to thoroughly describe what an amazing trip this was.

My trip began with a bus ride from Buffalo to NYC at midnight. It was very promising. It wasn’t very crowded and I thought I would get some quality sleep. This was true until Syracuse when the bus became overcrowded. I was up the rest of the trip. We were dropped off in the middle of China Town at 6:30 am and had no clue where we were going…

We ended up finding our hotel and had a great free breakfast. We then proceeded to make our way to Central Park. We walked around a little and then found a great place to take a nap.

That evening I had the privilege of attending a lecture by Dan Liberman at Terra Plana. The lecture was very informative. It was nice to see so much science and evidence supporting the barefoot movement.

The Run on Governor’s Island. 2.1 mile loops. As many loops as you wanted to complete. I had so much fun running at this. Being able to run, play and MovNat at a “race”. My favorite part was the scenery. Running while having the Statue of Liberty watching over you is such a rush!

I didn’t want to leave New York City after the race. It was nice sitting around talking with Barefoot Ted, Erwan LeCorre and many other awesome people. But that time did eventually came so it was time to go back to China Town and get back on the bus.

2 hours into the drive the bus pulls over and the driver didn’t tell us why. Another 2 hours later someone (not the driver) told us that our bus had broken down and another bus was on its way to pick us up in another hour. So after being delayed for 3 hours we are on our way again! HURRAY! Then, we needed to get some gas. They just had to pick the gas station that had a Subway attached. 25 people decided that they would like a $5 footlong and we had to wait more time for all of them to get their food. Getting home at 3:00 am instead of midnight was not that much fun.

The weekend was so much fun. I can’t wait until the race next year. Will you be going?