Forefoot running happened for me because I had double knee surgery and didn't want to think my running days were behind me. I had torn the meniscus in both my knees. And even though they had been sandwich tears allowing the surgery to leave me with a thin layer, I didn't want it to happen again. Realizing building up the muscle in the surrounding the area wasn't enough to protect me from a reoccurrence, I began to analyze how I ran. Reading #borntorun, opened my line of thinking toward the mechanics of my gate. I also watched National Geographic videos of antelope (its true 😜). Then I looked at Paralympic blade runners when it struck me... there was no heel to strike. This lead me to experiment with making my running style low impact. Or in other words, land on my forefoot and, taking it a step farther (all puns intended), never letting my heel make contact. Therefore creating a forefoot spring-like running style. Again, this has been my journey. Everyone is different. I have yet to push it long distance but over a year and a half in and so far so good... and injury free.