Hello from Belgium!

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    Yesterday I discovered that unlike in summer, where I had to avoid gravel because it just hurt too much, now gravel is my favorite terrain to walk on. All I had to do was bend my knees and relax my feet, and the gravel immediately started feeling literally like a pleasant massage, that was pretty amazing to discover for me.

    I haven't tried running on it yet though, taking things one little step at a time, especially with these frosty temperatures I don't want to risk any injury, because the short times I can run in them are too precious for me.
     
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    Today I properly ran on gravel, and it was wonderful. :happy:
     
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    Woke up at 3am, felt miserable.

    But sitting and reading just made me feel more miserable by the minute, so I took off my slippers and socks and went outside. Started running, it was so dark I couldn't see where my foot landed until it did, it was raining with a temperature was 50°F. I ran almost a mile over various wet surfaces: asphalt, concrete, dirt road, puddles, gravel, cobblers, stone side walks and grass. On the way I picked up more and more speed and confidence, eventually going faster than I ever went before on bare feet.

    I don't feel miserable anymore now. :)
     
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    Hi @Pawmaline, glad to see you are having so much fun running barefoot and are improving your BR skills so fast!
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    This has been a very encouraging thread to read. Thank you for that.

    I recently bought the book Barefoot Ken Bob wrote, too. I intend to begin reading and implementing it soon. (I love that it is signed not only by hand, but by foot! I thought that was awesome. :barefoot:)
     
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    I've hit some roadblocks this winter (unrelated to running), working through past issues, but I've started hiking and running again now.

    Let me know how you find the book Random! And I'm looking forward to hearing about your experiences. :D
     
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