Happy International Barefoot Running Day!

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    :barefoot: Happy
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    I wish I logged in yesterday to respond. Happy IBRD (belated)! I represented in my 2019 IBRD tee-shirt at a local obstacle run. Reactions to my barefoot run were generally positive, and I heard at least one person read the back of my shirt then tell their group that "Today is international barefoot running day". Hopefully, the web page hit-counters are showing increased interest today!
     
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    Where did you run?
     
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    Reports are still coming in, and I will consolidate them into one final report, but everyone who took part, even if you are an individual, please post your reports and pictures in the IBRD forum. Thanks!
     
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    It was a 2 mile OCR (obstacle course run) in Barrington, RI called the "Tough Tiger". I ran it with my 10 year old daughter. I thought RaceWire would provide finish-line pics but they haven't posted any yet, so I doubt they will post any at all (that means I have no pics of the day). I came in 52/418 males and 64/826 overall. I am 49, so I think I made a good show for barefoot runners!
     
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    It was a pretty rainy, cool day, and I guess the time was inconvenient for Rob Matthews, the only other guy who signed up, via Meetup (he's still down as an Assistant Organizer). I waited at the entrance to my synagogue, where the rendezvous spot was, but after fifteen minutes waiting, I was off running, although kind of slow. I left my shoes back at my apartment, then entered New York City's Central Park, where I shed my tee-shirt and glasses. I took a slow pace, especially because of the rain (my callouses tend to get prune-like and tear more easily, so I'm more careful to trod lightly and avoid "pushing-off" with the back foot in the rain.) ran the full six-mile loop in New York City's Central Park, stopping briefly for some chin-ups. I did get a few comments from some incredulous tourists, but the park was overall pretty quiet, and very green, in the spring rain.
     
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    That's a bummer Rob didn't show up. I hope all is well with him.

    Thanks for representing and opening eyes while opening minds.
     
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    If you have any reports of individual or group meetups for IBRD, please post them soon. Thanks!
     
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    TJ, have some photos from our event in Paris - should I post them on the event discussion, and link from here?
     
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    Please post them in the IBRD forum in your own thread. I plan to link to them from there. Thanks.
     
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