My name is Hans and I'm 36 now. I've been very sick for two decades after some traumatic surgeries, but the last three years I've managed to begin healing myself. After finally freeing myself of the fentanyl and other medications, I turned to natural methods and luckily those worked! Being barefoot is something recent for me, a few weeks, but walking barefoot and especially learning to run this way has given me a new passion for life, and has had a majorly positive impact on my health. I've been gradually increasing the distance and improving my technique, taking it slow but it is so much fun, can't describe it in words. The two main things for me so far in terms of running, was the huge importance of cadence, I'm trying to run at about 175 BPM, having the fast cadence made a big difference. Also something I recently learned is how much it matters, at least in my case, to focus on letting all the power and pressure go along the structures of my big toes. Basically I found that when I focus on pressing down my big toe and the toe next to it, letting my weight be carried by the big toe and its metatarsal bone and tendons, my ankles stabilize and don't hurt anymore and I get tired much less quickly.