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The Beginning

September 15, 2009, I took my first barefoot run around my neighborhood block and the transition happened. (I also quit smoking cigerattes on this day as well).  I wish I had some magical, mystical reason why I wanted to run barefoot but i don’t have one. Just something different to try, and out of curiosity, anything that is different I always seem to gravitate towards, been like that my whole life.

I was a shod runner for 18 years. My case was not about getting injuries from shoes, it was more about getting frustrated with running shoes. Always trying to find the right shoe, the over dramatic designs and cushioning just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. I was about a month into barefoot running when I stumbled on to the book “Born to Run”. I had no idea what the book was about. I saw it at my local library at the new section and checked it out. I loved the book, and the book just added more fuel to the fire to embrace this barefoot running adventure I was on. From there I just submerged myself into researching everything about barefoot running.

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  1. For someone who didn’t have an initial reason to start barefoot running I would say that you have came a long way! Keep the journey alive.

    Posted by Barefoot Alex | October 21, 2010, 5:16 AM

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