Day 360 & Vibram Five Finger Shoes

Five more days on this project. I am seriously considering doing another one of these because it helped so dang much.

I workout nearly every weekday morning on the beach. Many of my workouts involve running, jumping, push-ups, bear-crawls, those kinds of things in the sand and waves. For the last several months I have been wearing old tennis shoes to these beach workouts and I hated having to clean them (and my socks) after every workout, then let them dry for the rest of the day.

Last year I saw friend in Alabama, Kim Norris wear Vibram Five Finger shoes and I thought they were the weirdest looking shoes I had ever seen, but after doing some research and asking around, it turns out there is a lot of research that backs up that they are better for you to exercise and run in than normal running shoes.

Genetically, we have been designed to walk and run barefoot and the modern running shoe has only been around for a few decades. The gist of it is that running shoes force us to run differently, generally striking our heels on the ground, which in turn generates unnecessary impact. Running on the balls of our feet (the front part), essentially eliminates the striking impact associated with modern running shoes.

Vibram Five Finger shoes allow runners to wear a very thin protective (and comfortable) shoe that closely mimics a barefoot as much as possible. The fingered gloves allow for your toes to spread out, increasing their flexibility and surface area on the ground. There are many other theories about why these types of shoes are better, but its too much to go into here. All I know is I keep on hearing wonderful things about them. They are water proof and don’t really work with socks. Seemed like a good candidate to replace my old running shoes on my beach workouts.

I don’t really know if the Vibrams are everything I hear about them, but I will say that after 2 workouts, they are very comfortable and I enjoy wearing them while working out on the beach.

Vibram Five Finger Shoes


Great idea, I have already “backed” (ordered) a set from (There is a link on the bottom of the video)

Thanks to Brian H for sending it in!

Fun Trampoline Shots

In addition to the group shot below, I found that jumping with the kids and taking their pictures in mid-air worked out for some great shots. Most of these didnt work out because it was getting dark and it was nearly impossible to focus, but these two came out really great. I think it captures Warren’s daughter’s energy and playful spirit.

Both of these shots were taken on a Canon 5DII , Canon 24-70 2.8L – 1/100, 2.8 ISO 1600, Processed with Michael Andrew Paintballer Pro Presets A new thing they loved was simulating “Karate” fighting. They couldn’t seem to get enough of it. With just a little cropping, I thought some of them turned out pretty interesting. Warren’s daughter is really good at pretending to be attacked- the amazing thing was, there was absolutely no contact. We had a lot of laughs over these.

Day 359

We had a lot of fun playing on the trampoline this weekend. One thing I always like to do when visiting Warren is to take a picture of all his kids together. We kinda stumbled onto this as we were playing. We had them all sit down and I would try to bounce them as high as I could and realized it would make a fun shot of the four of them.

Day 358

A 365 project is ridiculously hard to start and finish (as we see). That said, it really is the best thing you can do to get your creative energy going.

Back on Maui. Looking forward to the benefits of good jet lag. (Bed by 9pm, up at 5am). 🙂