English translation is below. Translation courtesy of Susafras. Thanks, Susafras!
Es war mal wieder soweit ein Lauf musste her und zwar kein einfacher. Wir entschlossen uns (meine Tochter und ich) unseren Sommer Urlaub in der Pfalz und Umgebung zu Verbringen. Das trifft sich sehr gut denke ich und melde mich gleich bei einem guten Lauf freund von mir zum 1. Pfälzer Felsen Trail an. Diesen will ich natürlich Barfuß Laufen. Es geht über insgesamt 45Km mit etlichen Höhenmetern. Das tolle an dem Lauf ist das man an mehreren Stationen aussteigen kann wenn man genug hat.
Es ist auch ein Freundschaftslauf also kein Rennen um die Sekunden. Das passt zu mir ohne stress Idyllisch durch den Pfälzer Wald laufen das kann nur toll werden.
The Suggs Sports Medicine Symposium in Springfield Illinois on 2012 August 3 Friday featured Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton.
Ken Bob Saxton was the featured speaker at the Suggs SportsMedicine Symposium in Springfield Illinois on 2012 August 3 Friday. This is a very short clip from a much longer presentation, which was also followed by one of Ken Bob's Running Barefoot Play-Fun-Shops (ie; workshop or clinic).
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