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Discussion in 'Barefoot & Minimalist Running' started by mandytheartist, Apr 9, 2012.
I'm stealing this one ...
This probably makes me a bad person, but I kinda love it when this happens.
Tonight I got:
followed a few minutes later by
"How far you going?"
"About 4 more miles"
And overheard this morning, just after I'd passed two guys thumping along:
"I don't get that. That's a religion."
When crossing paths with a shod runner he usually goes like this: plod, plod, plod, STARE, trip, plod, plod, turn around, double take, shakes head, plod, plod.. Get's em every time..
How about "I got them from my Mama!"
That is a great idea!
Man I can't come up on anyone silently, mainly because of my damn toes making popping noises. Both my big toes do it, when they flex upwards, probably 75% of the time. It's super annoying.
I have found that a majority of people think that when you run barefoot your hearing becomes impaired.
I think my hearing has sharpened since running barefoot. It goes back to that whole in-tune with your environment, but also, I don't have to listen to the plodding of my footsteps in heavy shoes.
I passes a woman on a bike, she exclaimed "oh my god where are your shoes?" I replied "at home, why do I need shoes - I wasn't born with them" she remarked "true enough, enjoy!" and cycled off.
Last week while running over a pebble-strewn section of a trail, two middle-aged mountain bikers passed me, one after the other. Both of them said something to the effect of:
"you must have well-conditioned feet."
Probably the most intelligent comment I've heard so far . . .
This morning I got, "You don't look like you're from Kenya."
I had my first old lady offer me a ride cuz I was barefoot. Lol!
Ha that reminds me of when I was traveling by bicycle through Africa, Europe and the Middle East. People would slow down to ask me if I wanted a ride, like my car broke down and I got my spare bicycle out of the trunk to carry on. I had to explain that no, I actually liked traveling this way.
A neighbour spoke to one of my friends and said that they had seen me out running. They thought I had something wrong with my shoes because I had one in each hand. Mostly people stare but don't want to approach me in case I am a madman.
Yes, there is something wrong with your shoes. That's why you took them off your feet.
Since I run between 2am and 5am, I do not get too many comments, just crazy looks and the occasional police officer who slows down to check me out.
Wow, do you wake up that early or stay up that late?
I love sneaking up on people, it never gets old.