How a Health-Food Company Aims to Give Back to the Ultrarunners That Inspired It

Even the world’s most well-known barefoot runners sometimes wear sneakers. I found this out earlier this month, on an easy four-mile shakeout run the weekend before the Boston Marathon. The guest of honor was Tarahumara ultrarunning champion Miguel Lara, a member of the tribe from Mexico’s Copper Canyon made famous in Christopher McDougall’s “Born to Run.” Read the full post for aSweatLife.

Seven Signs It’s Time to Be Your Own Boss

If you lived in Chicago in February 2011, you might remember Snowmageddon — a blizzard so powerful it managed to overwhelm the city’s substantial snow-removal resources. Lake Shore Drive closed; people stranded in traffic for hours eventually abandoned their cars and walked home. For almost a week, most schools and offices shuttered and no one went anywhere they didn’t have to. Read the full post on A Sweat Life.