by Barefoot TJ at 12:43 PM
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I Don't Think You're Going to Like This
By rb2001

A post by our fearless leader, TJ , got my head churning (see post here). Many thoughts and ideas have been floating around lately and this article seems to have created the catalyst to turn them into viewpoints. I think these viewpoints will not be all that popular in this community. I have elected to put them down and share them not because I feel they are needed, but because I feel I need to hear the other side.

It all started with that post that featured an article with the shocking headline: Running Science Backs Off The Minimalist Shoe.

The headline said science so it must be pretty sweet.

Normally I read, summarize some interesting points that I share and move on. This time I found myself in rant mode that...
by Barefoot TJ at 10:24 AM
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Have a fun and safe day. Now, go out there and REPRESENT!

Be sure to report with pictures and number of attendees here:™-international-barefoot-running-day™.16/
by Barefoot TJ at 6:46 PM
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IBRD is about one week away!

The 6th annual International Barefoot Running Day is on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Please be sure to notify everyone you can, and take along your friends and family members for a day of fun...even if they don't run or run barefoot. It's always good to be introduced to new, healthy things. Perhaps you all can organize a lunch or dinner afterwards or a picnic. Make it fun!

As of this posting, here's a list of the latest IBRD events and Facebook event flyer, although we hope to add more locations:

It's probably too late to order and receive an IBRD tee shirt at this point, unless you don't mind it being late, but perhaps if you...
by Barefoot TJ at 1:13 PM
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Dear Virginians: Get Lost

By rb2001

How is it possible that people in Virginia don't just break into a spontaneous running event on an April weekend?

I was staying in the Fairfax area of this state for business purposes. My colleague drove the rental and I ignored him as I marveled on my map all the trails in the area. Not only that, a bumper crop of walkways trim what seemed like every major parkway and major thoroughfare.

A normal person will look up the maps, do some internet research, and determine a suitable running route. I did all of these. Then I forgot all of when it and went out to my first run. I am a bit absent minded. I lost my wallet including drivers license and all credit cards early March. Then, after I got them all replaced, I did it again in early April. I make more spare keys than Stan Lee makes cameos. Leaving needed things behind in a hotel room doesn't even begin to be a...