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,...
We are just a few days off the calendar winter and although it is a cissy winter compared to you in the northern states of the US and Canada it's kind of relative. After having summers where the temperature can range up to 45C a morning of 11C is pretty chilly.
Last week I heard news of a Parkrun starting at West Beach a suburb about 5km from where I am. I decided I should check it out.
In winter I am not in any great urge to get up early and run, I like the weak suns rays to elevate the concrete temperature to just a nice level to keep my feet happy.
This run was at 8am so not much warming going on there. The air temp was 11C but the ground would have been colder.
As this was only a test run for the organisers they were not recording times. Around 20 people turned up to run the 5km distance. I wasn't sure if it was meant to be a slower social run or a belt...