Blog entries from TD Moose

TD Moose has a total of 6 entries.

  1. TD Moose
    I prefer running barefoot. I'd never wear shoes to run if I could get away with it. However, where I live, there are at least 3 months of the year where it is too cold to run barefoot. There are times, too, when the temp isn't that low, but running on pavement hurts the soles of my feet. I'm not sure what causes this, but at temperatures below about 42 degrees F, the skin on the soles of my feet...
    TD Moose, Jul 3, 2013
  2. TD Moose
    Sometime in my first year of barefoot running I had a relatively serious injury. I stepped on the sharp edge of a broken stick. I immediately felt excruciating pain and nearly fell over trying to keep pressure off the site of the injury. I lifted my foot and saw the stick still embedded in the arch of my foot. I pulled it out and saw a rather large wound. I was about a mile from my car. Getting...
    TD Moose, Jun 29, 2013
  3. TD Moose
    This is not a running story, but it is one that illustrates the odd and often hypocritical reactions that some have towards bare feet. I often ride my commuter bike with bare feet. The pedals are wide and flat and covered with a thin layer of rubber. One day, I was riding on a bike trail in south Minneapolis. I passed a family of four, and as I was pedaling ahead of them, I heard the dad...
    TD Moose, Jun 29, 2013
  4. TD Moose
    The last few days have tested my barefoot readiness. Storms have left the paths at my favorite park strewn with sticks and gravel in some spots. I've found it necessary to pay more attention to how my foot strikes the pavement. However, a big part of my ability to do this has more to do with my calves than the soles of my feet. This is one point I seem to have trouble conveying to people who...
    TD Moose, Jun 27, 2013
  5. TD Moose
    Steamy summer weather is here in Minnesota. This is the time I am glad to not need a pair of hot running shoes. The ground is soaked and very easy to run on right now, but still, I stick to pavement most of the time. The path around Lake Harriet, where I run most often, has a dirt trail next to the pavement, but I don't see the appeal of running on that path. I've seen more runners injure...
    TD Moose, Jun 25, 2013
  6. TD Moose
    Just joined yesterday. Good to see so many other like-minded runners. I have been running without shoes for a while now and hope to continue to do so for a long time to come. In Minnesota, where I live, the barefoot running season can be a bit short. However, in many years, I've been able to run without shoes well into November and pick it up again by March or so. I've tried running in snow,...
    TD Moose, Jun 20, 2013