Boise Barefoot Race Full of Sweet Surprises

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  1. happysongbird

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    Boise Barefoot Race Full of Sweet Surprises
    By Happysongbird

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    All the bare feet that ran at least part of the race unshod. Hankgooch is #12, to his left (your right) is Slim one of the newest members of the BRS, I am in the tie-dye tank, and speedy Natalie is in the turquoise to my right (left from your view point).

    I really should have asked if I could introduce myself to everyone at the race. It was a relatively small turnout, but with a lot more bare feet than I expected to see. Being the President of the Idaho Chapter of the Barefoot Runners Society (BRS), I should have made myself more of a resource in a public way. As it was, I did try to go around and meet people and tell them about the BRS. It would have been better if I had spoken in front of everyone. At least my blog logo was on the back of the race t-shirt, so there is a chance of connecting with people that way. Live and learn. (If you are in the photo and I didn’t identify you, please chime in in the comments. I can add your name to the photo. Click on any photo to enlarge.)

    It was hard to tell at the beginning of the race who was going to run with bare feet part of the way. I think I saw more bare feet at the end of the race for the group photo than I had seen wandering around at the start. There was at least one shoe drop-off point for each race distance (5K and 10K), but with a sign-up of only 30 people, and not too many volunteers, more could not be provided. To continue reading, please visit: http://dailyimprovisations.com/boise-barefoot-race-full-of-sweet-surprises/
     
  2. Tristan

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    That sounds like a really fun time! Too bad you couldnt speak to the whole group but sounds like you still got to meet and speak with many of them, thats great! And your daughter is impressively fast![​IMG] I hope she keeps up with it and doesnt do what I do and take most of my 20's off running! Its taken me a long time to rebound from that.
     
  3. happysongbird

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    It was a great group. I hope they can have the race next year.

    Yes, the girl is fast. Unfortunately, I think she also needs to slow down and work on her form. She was having some suspicious pain after the race.
     
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  4. hankgooch

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    Great Post! Had a lot of fun at the race and it was nice to meet you! Looking forward to doing more races barefoot!
     

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