Barefoot Run @ Valley Forge National Park - Feb 3 or Mar 2, 2013

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  1. fmagic

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    Have you tried barefoot running yet? Are you interested in trying it? Come out and learn or just have a good time trying. It is not impossible when the weather is cold. I personally recommend carrying backup footwear (Vibrams or Huaraches work well) if there is still snow on the ground or if it is below freezing, but that's up to each individual.

    I know of several trails in Valley Forge Park that are great for the barefoot beginner. These trails are in my back yard, so I know them well. Distance will depend on the group, but plan to run/hike/walk for 30 to 60 minutes. Dress in layers and make sure your core is warm (but not too warm so you don't overheat once you get moving) and you will be fine!!

    Please register through the Pennsylvania Barefoot Hikers Meetup group if interested!

    Sunday, February 3, 2013
    http://www.meetup.com/barefootadventure/events/101707662/

    Saturday, March 2, 2013
    http://www.meetup.com/barefootadventure/events/101716782/
     
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    Hi Mike,
    I'm in, and registered for the Meetup Group as well. I thought I'd done that before, but who knows?
    I noted there that you might leave open the possibility of moving the run across the river to the main park where the trail choices are more diverse. Whooheee!
     
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    Great! In addition to registering for the group, please make sure you RSVP for the individual meetup events as well so we know how many people to expect.
     
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    So, are you saying you want to take over the chapter president's position, Mike? Hee. Seriously though, if you're interested, please let me know.
     
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    Mike, the Meetup registration hasn't seemed to take for me yet, so make sure any changes or updates to the event are noted here, too, please.
    It looks like it's going to be chilly, but not too bad otherwise.
     
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    I am truly hopeful to make it in March
     
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    I'm 92% certain that I'll be there :) It's hard to make concrete plans with three little ones at home!
     
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    Update: The meeting time for this morning's run has been pushed back to 10:30AM. If you are attending and have not already done so, please respond here or RVSP to the Meetup group with the links above. Thank you!
     

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