Septemberfest 5K: Fast, Flat and Free By stjohnthegambler
Septemberfest 5K: Flat, fast and free, a race report
I’m amazed to have yet another 5K race here in little ole Rangely, Colorado, two weeks after the last one, and this is indeed as advertised: free. All one has to do is show up here in the Elks Park parking lot before 8, sign a form, and you’re given a ____ with a number. I’m second, so I get 102. How or why this is happening at not cost I’m not quite sure, but I think that the richest guy in town is sponsoring this whole three days of festivities over Labor Day weekend, which is I think ironic, but nobody really celebrates the labor part of Labor day anymore anyways. In any case, there are volunteers—a cadre of young women.
The air is chilly this morning, here at 5,000 feet, which is nice. I’m wearing my Xero sandals to register, and one of the...
Barefoot trail running during the pandemic By Visions of Asia
Long time no see... Sorry guys, 2020 has been a disastrous year in terms of physical fitness for me. Whereas, during 2019, I had grown my barefoot fitness to be able to run a semi-marathon, the constraints in terms of public health, but also some personal circumstances (my father had a stroke at the start of 2020 and was quite frequently hospitalized the whole year) made it rather disastrous for me.
Nevertheless, the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine in HK combined with the fact that the pandemic has almost no incidence now in the city allows slowly to resume competitions.
When I say competitions, it is a big word as I generally end... among the last. Nevertheless, good to push yourself from time to time. Barefooting did not take a back seat though, as I kept walking, hiking etc, barefoot. With all this, I am now nearing 4...
With Xero Shoes' "YOUR CHOICE" Giveaway Contests, now you can choose the minshoes you want! So many to choose from. Enjoy!
Be sure to check out this great video of Steven explaining why the health of our feet is so important and how traditional shoes can destroy your foot health, then spread the word to all those you know:
Do your feet feel better at the end of the day than they did at the beginning?
If not, it's because your shoes aren't letting your feet do what's NATURAL.
Your feet are made to bend, flex, move and FEEL the world. One-quarter of the bones and joints in your ENTIRE body are in your feet and ankles; you have more...
Becky’s Walk 5K
Saturday August 21st, 2021
Rangely, CO United States By stjohnthegambler
This race, like most things here in Rangely, Colorado, is not that well organized, at least in the ‘sign up’ and ‘get the word out’ stage. But, I’m here, on a cool overcast Saturday morning, which in August, around here, in the high desert of Colorado, is a blessing. The ladies at the check-in desk are all friendly, and even know my name, which happens in a small town. Except to me: I can’t remember names at all, to an embarrassing degree.
This is a 5K run/walk. Becky’s Walk. Third annual. Benefit for Multiple Sclerosis. Becky was a local. I think this is put on by her relatives. There are only only 25 folks signed up total, which seems a shame. I know there are some runners in town who aren’t here. Ah well. I’m first to arrive, so I get the number one bib! Ha!...