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I love to run barefoot

I love to run barefoot.

This is not news to some: I really enjoy barefooting.

I realized during my run today that it was actually 5 years ago in March (March 30, 2010 to be exact) that I started running barefoot. Here’s the link to my DailyMile post where I described my experience:

http://www.dailymile.com/people/eMarv/entries/1332966

Time has flown. It has been an awesome 5 years of barefoot running. I won’t stop. I love the feel of the air on the top of my feet.

I love to feel the air between my toes. I love to feel the ground directly with my feet, even though most of the time I am running on asphalt or cement.

I love to feel leaves under my feet and water on my feet when I run through puddles after a recent rain.

I love that I have improved my running form and strengthened my legs because I barefoot.

I love how strong my feel and legs have become.

I love to run races barefoot and answer people’s questions about barefooting.

I love that all of my personal running records were set while being barefoot.

It’s awesome.

I love to run barefoot!

 

emarv-barefoot
that’s me barefoot racing a few years ago

 

Replying to Ericka’s Blog post about Born to Run

enjoyable post, Ericka!

(I decided to post my reply. Hope you don’t mind. 🙂

To answer your questions:

-Did you read “Born to Run?”
I have not.

-What do you think about barefoot running? I REALLY want to know!
I’ve been running barefoot for 2 years now. Totally enjoyable. I really don’t like having anything on my feet when I run except maybe when running or walking on rocks. But the feeling after walking or jogging on rocks actually is great. Like my feet have just be massaged.

 

-Did reading this book make you want to do an ultra?
Haven’t read the book, but would love to do more ultras.

-Did you change anything about your running lifestyle after reading it? If so, please explain!
I actually changed my running style through self-experimentation and reading on BFT’s huarache forum. Basically, if it hurts, change something so that it doesn’t hurt. 🙂 Listen to your body…

Minimalism

What is minimalism and what it means to me?

According to Merriam-Webster, minimalism is a style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity.

The key word is simplicity. Keeping it as simple as possible, but no simpler (to paraphrase Einstein).

That’s how I like it… 🙂

I'm minimal