Hi all you CBWs!!!!! Coming from Canada, you gotta figure that this bunch must be the toughest, grittiest, knarliest barefooters that you'll ever meet. And the whackoist (I use that term in only the most complimentary fashion)!!!! I'm so happy to be in this Chapter ('cus my own little chapter of one in Pickering is pretty sad and lonely) and look forward to running naked from the ankle down with all of you. I'm 49, married with two teenagers. I'm an Anesthesiologist, a sailor, a vegan, a triathlete, a reader, a winemaker, and a severely bitten barefoot whacko. I've been running half marathons for about a decade and have been a barefooter since April '10. Pretty well everybody I know and everybody I run with are convinced of my insanity. I'm training for some half marathons, the first of which is the Burlington Chilly Half in March '11. Next season I'll do three or four Olympic Triathlons and maybe a 70.3, if the barefoot half marathons go well. I swim barefoot as well but the bike has me stumped....oh well Jamie.