First Spring Transition

Blog entry posted by happysongbird, Apr 24, 2012.

This is my first spring back to barefoot after a winter. I'm trying to work up to running a whole 10K barefoot (did a couple of 5 Ks last year), which sounds wimpy after reading some of the other blog entries, and it's seems to be going slowly. I'm trying to remember that this time last year I wasn't running barefoot at all, so I'm ahead of where I was then. I have a tendency to push myself too hard too fast and get injured, so I need to err on the side of slow adjustment. I do quite a bit of swimming and cycling for cross training. Yes, I'm looking for encouraging words. I'm the only person I know that really runs barefoot, although I see people in minimalist shoes now and then around town. Here is my own blog entry about where I'm at now, if anyone cares to chime in:

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Just trying to keep up with the rest of the family, but am really always behind. Running bare foot most of the time is the only way I could be running at all. My husband and kids say they are glad to have me along and just run circles around me, so I won't get lost.