Made my triumphant return to Fresh Pond today

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    Was finally able to return to my weekly race. Ran the 2-1/2 mile race instead of my regular 5-mile race. But it was still great to get back out there.
     
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    Cool. So, it's the same race, and it's every week?
     
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    Yup. 1 or 2 laps around the Fresh Pond in Cambridge.
     
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    Cool. Sounds like fun.
     
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    Excellent
     
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    Hope your bare feet were able to handle it!
     
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    They held up great! :)
     
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    Great to hear you back running again. I ran around Fresh Pond quite a few times in the late 80's when an old school and work buddy lived in Watertown. We would drive to Fresh Pond and run with his dog. A really nice run as far as I remember it. Congrats again. Hope your young'un is doing well. Have a great first Christmas the 3 of you.
     
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    That's good. The one sign that you had a good barefoot run is that your feet could handle the terrain. And hopefully no blisters. I had some one time but I was still a rookie at the time.
     
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    I've been an at least part time barefoot runner for almost 10 years.
     
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    Yeah. That makes sense. I've been a part time barefooter for about four years now.
     
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    Mandy, you actually ran barefoot? Was there snow on the ground?
     
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    Mandy, do you have any pics from the race?
     
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    No pics. It's well paved.
     
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    Mandy, do you run barefooted in cold weather? What is the coldest temperature you have ever run barefooted in?
     
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    Yup, I run barefoot year round. No idea my record low, definitely single digits though.
     
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    Do you have any pics of yourself running barefoot to share?
     

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