Greetings Fellow Barefooters!

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  1. Barefootshuffler

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    Hello from Northeast Ohio :happy:!!
    I have been freaking people out with my unshod ways for 3 years now...and I'm so happy to have found more of my kind :barefoot:!!
    I first heard about barefoot running about a year after I began running. I absolutely loved to run, but hated the shin splints, knee pain, and hip pain. Like many, I just figured with my "over-pronation" and chunky body-type, I just wasn't ever going to be a good runner. Actually, I never really planned to be a "great runner"....I just wanted to run without pain!
    Then, I saw a newscast about a "new way of running"...which was barefoot. At first, my reaction was "What a bunch of freaks!!!" (sound familiar??)
    But then....I tried it.
    I have been hooked ever since that very first barefoot mile around that track.
    I am not, nor have I ever been, fast...in fact...I don't even consider what I do "running"...it's more like a "shuffle"...ever see Ozzy Osbourne in concert? The way he shuffles around the stage? Well, that's more like what I do. But being barefoot has completely stopped the running injuries and has made running much more enjoyable...and easier!
    I have enjoyed reading (and relating to) your stories and adventures :). I can't believe how far some of you have run and how fast you are!! I look forward to reading more!!
    Karen
     
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  2. dutchie53

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    Welcome to our herd of freaks, I mean barefooters, wish you many more miles of pain free shuffling. :)
     
  3. Phil Hart

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    Welcome to the Addams family of runners, Karen. Most of us started on the other side of the "freaks" equation as well. But both the science and the application make sense and work incredibly well once you get past the cultural oddity factor. Glad to have you with us!
     
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  4. Barefoot TJ

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    Welcome! :barefoot:
     
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    You started the barefoot journey about the same time I did! Very nice to have you around.
     
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    Yes, welcome to you!
     
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    Welcome! welcome. welcome...where did you go?:happy:
    Don't forget to post your shuffling miles on the weekly mileage post:barefoot:
     

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  8. Barefootshuffler

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    Thank you for the warm welcome, all!! :)
     
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    Late to the "welcome show" but welcome...... I still injure myself on occasion by stubbing my toe, did it again today. I too have enjoyed being injury and for the most part ache free since going unshod.
     
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