1.Tell us a little background about yourself? John, 41 year old, married over 20 years, father of college junior, restaurant manager 2.Where in Minnesota do you live now? Saint Paul 3. How long have you been running? Been running about a year and a half now 4. How long have you been running barefoot or with minimalist shoes (BFR/MR)? Except for my first run I'v ebeen doing minimalist shoes the entire time. Started doing barefoot miles in June. 5. If you run in minimalist shoes, what kind? I run in Vibram KSOs 6. Tell us about your transition to BFR/MR. Since I started out MR there was no transition to worry about. I had to take it easy since I was pretty out of shape. 7. What is your favorite thing about BFR/MR? I like being able to feel the ground. It makes running fun instead of a chore. And I don't have to worry about shoelaces. 8. Average miles per week? Kind of all over the place but right now I'm clustering at about 15 miles per week. 9. Would you be interested in group runs with BRS Minnesota? If so, where? How often (i.e. once a month, once a week, etc.)? I might be interested. Twin Cities area probably no more than once a month. 10. Do you race while barefoot or in minimalist shoes? If so, where? I have only done one race (the Mississippi 10 Mile) and ran it in my Vibrams. 11. Races per year? Only one this year (maybe I'll get in a second). I'd like to do 4 or 5 per year. 12. Would you be interested in group races with BRS? If so, where and what distances? Yes. Mostly in the TC area. Anywhere between 10K and half marathon. 13. What are your BFR/MR running goals right now? A half marathon in minimalist shoes and a 10K barefoot. 14. Do you have any interest in attending a BFR/MR running clinic? On a scale of 1 to 10 probably around a 6 or 7. 15. Besides running, what do you do for fun? Read, watch movies, internet surfing. 16. Favorite alcoholic beverage? Wine and Long Island Teas 17. Would you be interested in attending a BRS Minnesota happy hour or get-together? Yes. 18. As BRS Minnesota grows, would you be interested in becoming a chapter officer? Perhaps. 19. Would you be interested in attending a BRS Minnesota Chapter Meeting? How often (i.e. monthly, semi-annually, annually, etc.)? Maybe quarterly. 20. Tell us two false things, and one true thing about yourself. See if anyone can guess which one is true. I have a dragon tattoo on my back. I can cook almost anything. I once played guitar in a band.