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    Is It Your Civic Duty to Keep Your Sidewalk Clean for Barefoot Runners?
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    Barefoot running is up for public debate again. The barefoot running saga that is about to play out for you was initiated by a maniacal neighbor and/or ...


    Bare-footed alarmist on acorns dismissed as a nut case
    Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Barefoot runner can't stand acorns. ... injure those whom are active members of the barefoot running community, including myself," the post continued, ...


    People of All Political Persuasions Unite to Destroy the 'Acorn-Hating Barefoot Runner Guy' on ...
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    Tori: Yeah, like what gentle fresh astroturf has he been barefoot running on all this time? Barefoot running is for people who think normal running isn't ...


    We Really Hope This Despotic Barefoot-Running, Acorn-Hating Unicyclist Is Just a Facebook Troll
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    Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you an urban barefoot runner lodging apparent complaints about tree litter to test the limits of your patience.

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    This is quite sad, really.

    First, I would just encourage barefoot runners to take on every challenge that nature throws at us...within reason, of course, and acorns would be a perfect challenge to help teach us how to pay attention to our foot falls, tread lightly, and not take our surroundings for granted. Feel it!

    With that said, it's one thing that so many people would spread ill-will, although we've come to expect it in public forum-type discussions, but it's quite another when news outlets pick up that discussion and take it to another level. There's enough hate out there.
     
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    I hope you don't mind, @trevize1138, but I've mirrored this thread to the main forum, so more people can discuss it.
     
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    Just irritated because it turns out the guy isn't even a barefoot runner and the whole thing was just a troll. And this is in MN just 2hrs north of where I live. I'm steeling myself for all the "acorn" comments I'll likely have to field during the Mankato Marathon on the 21st.
     
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    This is even more sad now...and hysterical all at the same time.

    Maybe you can get a giant acorn costume to run in during your marathon. Ha.

    Good luck! :D
     
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    Last year at this marathon I got a few "how are your feet?" questions and now I'm primed to answer "Riddled with acorn scars! So much pain!"
     
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    Shards of acorn embedded in plantar calluses provide durable protection against glass and needles while also offering thermal insulation for the coming winter. This is, after all, and according to both Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer, the symbiosis that explains why acorns drop in the fall. Chestnuts are another but inferior option.
     
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    A viral hoax story about a 'barefoot runner' mad about acorns is rocking Facebook
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    A private Facebook group dedicated to local life in Minneapolis has been rocked (acorned?) after a troll post from a “competitive barefoot runner” ...


    A viral hoax story about a 'barefoot runner' mad about acorns is rocking Facebook
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    The site figured it out after realizing that Curtis didn't actually know anything about barefoot running. The hoax was exposed after he'd already been ...


    Northeast's 'barefoot runner' says his acorns post was a joke - Bring Me The News
    A 'barefoot runner' complained about acorns in a neighborhood Facebook group, got brutally roasted. - Someecards News
    A viral hoax story about a 'barefoot runner' mad about acorns is rocking Facebook - Business Insider Australia
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    A 'barefoot runner' complained about acorns in a neighborhood Facebook group, got brutally roasted.
    Someecards News
    People were quick to point out how the problem could be easily solved if the "competitive barefoot runner" compromised their values enough to wear ...


    Northeast's 'barefoot runner' says his acorns post was a joke
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    The news outlet treated it like some clandestine coverup, quizzing Curtis on the exact barefoot races he'd competed in and asked him for a photo of ...
     
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