I have been training for the Surf City 1/2 marathon which I intend to run 100% barefoot. I mostly run around my neighborhood and I pick up hitchhikers here and there. Most of my hitchhikers are seeds/berries from trees that litter the sidewalk. They stick to some part of my foot and ride along for a few, sometimes painful, strides. I assume this happens to everyone, once in a while. What is your preferred method of telling that little guy to "take a hike". I like to scuff my foot mid stride about the 3rd step if they are persistent jerks.