hikerdana
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hikerdana

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Walked home in the pouring rain, barefoot. 48ºF so another mile for the winter challenge. Nov 16, 2016

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    1. Tyler J L
      Tyler J L
      Hey did you see my autism challenge?
    2. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Walked home in the pouring rain, barefoot. 48ºF so another mile for the winter challenge.
    3. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Walking to work this morning (55ºF ) and a guy driving by stopped and asked if I needed shoes. Told him I was all set thank you.
    4. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Walked barefoot to work this morning and it was 43F - time for the winter challenge again.
      1. IraR likes this.
    5. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Completed my first 5K race barefoot in 93 F
    6. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Spent the last 5 days 100% barefoot while at SoulFest camping - my longest streak yet.
    7. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      On the Appalachian Trail today barefoot (sidewalk in Hanover, NH)
    8. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Back from being barefoot in New York City. On the last day did almost 15 miles barefoot. Required to wear shoes in 3 places. will update
      1. bobfeet likes this.
    9. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Heading to New York City on Saturday for six days- staying at Holiday Inn by Central Park
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    10. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Just scheduled a coaching session to help video tape my form and get some pointers
    11. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Feet and legs feeling better today, just a few pings left from my hike on Saturday. Next hike in NH on July 9 - come join us.
    12. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Still recovering from my barefoot hike on Sat. My quads are killing me, next is my calves with my feet feeling only slightly battered.
    13. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Hiked 10.77 miles barefoot up Moosilauke in NH on Saturday.
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    14. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Just bought a plane ticket to Springfield MO in July. Let's see how far I get barefoot.
    15. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Did a 5 mile barefoot hike on Saturday that included a very tough section of gravel road in Pawtuckaway State Park in NH.
      1. Wanderer Jiyuren likes this.
    16. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Past weekend - 48 hours away from home barefoot
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    17. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Just took my run and the pavement felt warm and wonderful today under my feet.
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    18. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      First day ever I've gone barefoot all day, and didn't stay home.
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    19. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Last night went to an event at my daughter's school in long pants and barefoot - nothing was said. Don't think anyone really noticed.
    20. hikerdana
      hikerdana
      Bare feet are self repairing, so they never wear out.
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    Gender:
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    Location:
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    Occupation:
    Office Super Drone
    In 2014 I decided to try running once again as a way to stay in shape. In the past each effort has lead to pain. I've done lots of long distance hiking and know many different levels of discomfort. This wasn't soreness, something just didn't feel right, so I would get discouraged and stop running.

    When I first read about the minimalist approach to running I though I would give it a try. After all it talked about how to run and I've always had questions when it came to my running form. I now believe I was a huge over strider. I had been watching the runners around me and saw what beautiful long strides they took as the they gracefully flew past me like they had wings on their feet.

    Things progressed wonderfully, no injuries and I loved feeling the ground beneath my feet. So much so, that I would often walk barefoot home from work with shoes in my hand. But still, the feeling that this wasn't right prevailed in my mind. Society thinks poorly of those who walk barefoot and looks down upon them like they are homeless bums. Besides you can't go into stores, restaurants or drive barefoot. Or so I thought.

    When I stumbled upon the barefooters.org/ I learned how wrong I was. More than that, there were 100's of other people that had chosen to be barefoot as a life style change. I then decided to join the barefooter ranks in the middle of winter of February 2016. It will be a while before I can be shoe free, but I am looking forward to warmer weather and taking baby steps in the meantime.

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