People's reactions when you run

Discussion in 'Barefoot & Minimalist Running' started by mandytheartist, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Marco1971

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    NICE!

    I'm stealing this one ... :)
     
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    This probably makes me a bad person, but I kinda love it when this happens.
     
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    Tonight I got:

    ewwwww......

    EWWWWWWWWWW.........

    DISGUSSSSSTING

    followed a few minutes later by
    "How far you going?"
    "About 4 more miles"
    "Cool"
     
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  4. DNEchris

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    And overheard this morning, just after I'd passed two guys thumping along:
    "I don't get that. That's a religion."
    Not exactly.
     
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  5. Barefoot Bj

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    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.. :)
     
  6. Barefoot Bj

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    How about "I got them from my Mama!"
     
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    That is a great idea!
     

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    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.
     
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    I have found that a majority of people think that when you run barefoot your hearing becomes impaired.
     
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    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. ;)
     
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  11. Colin Turrell-Brown

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    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.
     

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  12. Bare Lee

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    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 . . .
     
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    This morning I got, "You don't look like you're from Kenya."
     

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    I had my first old lady offer me a ride cuz I was barefoot. Lol!
     

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Yes, there is something wrong with your shoes. That's why you took them off your feet. ;)
     
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  18. Rich-in-STL

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    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.
     

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    Wow, do you wake up that early or stay up that late?
     
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    I love sneaking up on people, it never gets old. :D
     
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