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« Reply #360 on: September 09, 2011, 01:33:06 PM »

I've got a bit of a bummed knee at the moment so I can't exactly run anything near my usual. So I went for my first ever BF run. 1.5k on some rough asphalt. Felt great, my knee was bothering me before my feet did. Finished the 2k loop with my lunas before heading home. Stupid knee, glad I'm back to work this week to let the darn thing heal up some.
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« Reply #361 on: September 10, 2011, 08:47:22 PM »

Took my 2 year old son to the day with Thomas the train outing in Nashville at the Nashville railway museum. Although the price of tickets is steep this would have been better if he were just a bit older and could really enjoy the activites they had set up and the train ride was more than just backing the rail cars up and then pulling them back into the station.
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« Reply #362 on: September 11, 2011, 12:14:46 PM »

A busy barefoot day and it is only 12pm!  Woke up early to put a master cylinder on my brothers car (barefoot) and heard a horn blowing down the street.  There was a chow running loose in the road.  Ran down to help others get the dog to safety (barefoot).  Needed more brake fluid, drove barefoot and to my brothers dismay, I went into the store barefoot.  My daughter and I went to look at the flood damage in our back yard and look for one of our barn cats that has been missing for a few days. (Her in KSO's and me in Treks since I'm not sure what has washed down stream)..............
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« Reply #363 on: September 11, 2011, 01:58:23 PM »

Well ... barefoot, I've spent the last three days decorating our entire house! Every room has had a fresh coat of paint on the walls and ceiling, the skirting boards all re-glossed, window frames all glossed and varnished, de-cluttered, rationalised, sorted ...

Phew! I'm shattered! Our house looks fantastic now, and more importantly ... we're de-cluttered, simplified and ready for a much less stressed life. It needed doing. Throughout, my feet have been fine. I do work up one heck of a sweat when working, so just shorts on to protect the innocent passers by. If anything, the slight twinge I have in my left foot has gone after loads of tip toes, bending and stretching.

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« Reply #364 on: September 11, 2011, 04:48:09 PM »

New Hampshire has 48 peaks that are over 4,000 feet in elevation. Each year in remembrance of 9/11, hikers carry up flagpoles and huge American flags to fly from noon til 2:00 PM. Today I hiked up Mt. Osceola and East Osceola in my Treks and along with 65 people on the summit, paused to remember the lives lost ten years ago.
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« Reply #365 on: September 11, 2011, 07:42:36 PM »

Noel, that is an awesome tradition. Thanks for sharing. My thoughts have been going out to everyone impacted in the 9/11 tragedy today as well.
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« Reply #366 on: September 12, 2011, 10:15:14 AM »

Went to Lowe's and Target yesterday afternoon, barefoot.  The floor inside Lowe's always gets my feet really black, but I came out through the garden center where they had irrigation running for the plants.  So I shuffled through a couple of puddles and most of the blackness came right off.  Wink
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« Reply #367 on: September 12, 2011, 11:31:17 AM »

Satruday did 10 mi in my Bikila 8:33 min/mi pace -- WOOT WOOT

Sunday relaced my Bikila LS with new elastic laces.
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« Reply #368 on: September 12, 2011, 06:46:46 PM »

Satruday did 10 mi in my Bikila 8:33 min/mi pace -- WOOT WOOT


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« Reply #369 on: September 12, 2011, 06:56:32 PM »

Did a quick 1.5 mile jaunt (been up since 2:30am to catch a flight and I'm beat).  Enjoyed the slightly tacky feel of new asphault and the warm silky feeling of the transition patches intermixed with the cool texture of concrete.  To end the sensory trip was some soft dirt and crisp grass.  It is great to feel alive.....
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« Reply #370 on: September 12, 2011, 07:20:40 PM »

Noel, that is an awesome tradition. Thanks for sharing. My thoughts have been going out to everyone impacted in the 9/11 tragedy today as well.

Thanks Yeti. It was a very moving experience. We could see one other mountaintop  flag flapping in the breeze from our vantage point. Appreciate your thoughtful comment.
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« Reply #371 on: September 12, 2011, 08:27:01 PM »

Wow, yeah that would have been extremely moving to stand there and see the flag on the next peak. That really would have been a sight to see. I was at work, but took a moment to think of the life lost.

Barefootin, I agree. It's awesome to really feel the ground. I'm not sure why I didn't do a barefoot run earlier on in my transition. I was impressed how my feet handled the rough pavement, and managed 1.5k on my first ever BF run. It felt so good, aside from the previously tweaked knee(from my recent hike). Another thing that I was impressed with was that I felt I was running slow and cautiously, but was actually managing a 6 min/km pace which isn't very far off my regular speed. I liked the feedback my feet gave me until I looked away and my foot landed on a really pointy rock under my first metatarsal head. Ouch! I'll be doing another BF run tomorrow though! The knee feels better, so hopefully I can go a little further.
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« Reply #372 on: September 12, 2011, 08:59:57 PM »



Barefootin, I agree. It's awesome to really feel the ground. I'm not sure why I didn't do a barefoot run earlier on in my transition. I was impressed how my feet handled the rough pavement, and managed 1.5k on my first ever BF run. It felt so good, aside from the previously tweaked knee(from my recent hike). Another thing that I was impressed with was that I felt I was running slow and cautiously, but was actually managing a 6 min/km pace which isn't very far off my regular speed. I liked the feedback my feet gave me until I looked away and my foot landed on a really pointy rock under my first metatarsal head. Ouch! I'll be doing another BF run tomorrow though! The knee feels better, so hopefully I can go a little further.


Just watch those "virgin" pads and carry your VFF's incase you wear away some skin (they make great hand weights or gloves if it's chilly) .   If you do, it takes a while to build them back up, so moderation is the key.  As for the pointy rock...  They are inevitable.  However the more you go bare, the less you will feel them.  In part due to your pads thickening but also your feet will learn to form around them and other hazards distributing your weight.  It sounds weird, until you experience it.  Wink 
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« Reply #373 on: September 14, 2011, 12:07:37 AM »

Ran over the heel of my right foot with a floor jack rated for 3 tons, already bruised over. Other than that spent the whole day working on a 3500 chevy truck and an enclosed car trailer.
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« Reply #374 on: September 14, 2011, 07:22:08 AM »

Other than that spent the whole day working on a 3500 chevy truck and an enclosed car trailer.

Let's get it right, you were tinkering with the Chevy.  They like quality time with their owners. Wink  I hope the heel, heals....
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