We met up at 07h00 at Venus Car Park on a deliciously cool morning, by Singapore standards that is. And then hiked 75 minutes into the jungle. Everyone was sporting Luna or Xero sandals. I wanted to go barefoot but had bought a new pair of Xero Trek's so had to see how they performed. (Very comfortable, I must say, and I did not notice them at all)
Justin was our very able coach/guide for the day and we were joined by Darra, Thomas and Su Yi.
L’idée a été de faire une promenade sans protection aux pieds, dans le but de redécouvrir des sensations oubliées : les différentes textures du sol (sable, granit, herbes, graviers, terre, …), les températures, le vent, le soleil, l’eau….
Took my longest hike so far at Pawtuckaway State Park in New Hampshire on
Saturday. It was a mixed bag, but I'm proud of my accomplishment. The hike up South Peak was relatively easy. The trail was very kind on the feet and on the way up there was plenty of big rocks for the kids to climb and explore.
We took a different route on the way down. As we descended, I would often think how I would be hiking this differently in shoes and how much faster I could be going. How much easier it would be and I was missing my shoes. Not that I'm a speed hiker, I'm just a slow plodder, it still would be faster with shoes. At one point I did stub a toe, but no damage done. Eventually it leveled out to a rolling trail and thoughts of shoes faded, for a short time.
After a little while we came to a gravel road, Round Pond Trail. This road / trail presented a...
As you know, the BRS is funded and operated solely by its members. A modest income from advertising and tee shirt sales no longer covers the monthly costs for running and maintaining the site. That's right. We've grown by leaps and bounds this past year! Who said barefoot running was dead?! Not here. Not at the BRS. We are still thriving, and so is our site. It has a life of its own,...