My name's Erin and I'm a US expat living in New Zealand. I've just gotten back into running after reading Christopher McDougall's "Born to Run." I've got two bad knees, a history of problems with my left foot and was told by my orthopedic surgeon to forget about ever running again. The amazing thing is that simply by changing my gait and switching to a barefoot-style, I can run again! And it doesn't hurt!
My plan is to work down until I am running with a bare minimum shoe. I'll be coming her regularly to ask questions and read what you guys have to say.