Welcome New Members! Please Start Here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sid, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Marco

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    hello i'm marc from france , i'm new barefoot addict !
     
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  2. Barefoot TJ

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    Welcome, Marco! I see you've joined the France Chapter. :barefoot:
     
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  3. Tedlet

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    Welcome from the other side of the Channel Tunnel!
    Good luck with your addiction -Enjoy..
     
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  4. Phil Hart

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    Welcome from the other side of the Atlantic channel, Marc. Joyeux Noel!
     
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  5. poundtheterra

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    Howdy all!

    Well, I didn't run for 25 years (at least not on purpose). Then I started again at close to 300lbs. I fairly quickly became a shoe tester for that NB shoe company (not a lot of fat runners out there!), and just sort of lived with all of the ankle, knee, hip, back pain as just being old and fat.

    Then I followed a friend wearing those VFF toe shoes on this nasty, rooty, muddy trail, and watched how his feet were just prancing along and "self-adjusting" to the terrain, while I slipped and clomped and barreled down the trail. So, I decided to give it a shot.

    I definitely pushed myself too hard, too fast, and I paid! I have calves like hams, and thought I could take it. I could have been the poster boy for the importance of that "6-10 week" period. Since then, though, things have been fairly smooth, with just a couple of calf pulls in, wow, thousands of miles now. I currently run about 12mi with 1,000 feet of elevation a week. I've also lost close to 10 inches around my waist - no kidding!

    I am a 100% paleo-foot (!) convert, and absolutely put 3.9 billion years of evolution before 40 years of sneaker marketing. I'm here to get a little help with a few things, maybe find some camaraderie, and lend some support to others - particularly the larger among us - who want to make the shift. My goals for 2016 are a sub-30 5k, and perhaps to shed the shoes completely.
     
  6. Barefoot TJ

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    LOVE THIS! Welcome! Please feel free to join your local chapter through the Chapters link above.
     
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  7. Phil Hart

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    Welcome, PTT! We're glad you've joined us, many of us with similar stories of difficulty, followed by discovery, followed by overdoing it, followed by injury, followed by starting again more slowly and succeeding wildly. Glad to have you with us. You're in good company here.
     
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  8. JosephTree

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    Howdy back!

    Welcome to haunts of the few, the proud, and the mostly quietly and somewhat smugly superior. We welcome you enthusiastically! We are also quite jealous of your congenial climate.

    Bring on your questions or observations.

    This time of year is low ebb for many of us. The weather disinvigorates. All the same, we will do our best for you.

    Peace!
     
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  9. KTR

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    Hello everyone from Madrid, Spain.
    I'm happy to join this community as well as eager to have some people to share my experiences with.
    See you in the forums.
    Cheers!
     
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