Time: 2:40:48 Pace: 8:56 Temp: 48 degrees.
This was a great run and a huge confidence builder, not only was it my longest barefoot run to date, but I ran it in pouring rain. I started this run around 12:30pm, and the whole morning it was non-stop pouring rain. My mind was set to do this barefoot, plus I didn’t want to back down from my personal challenge, but I did, for about 5 minutes. I started the run in my Vibram sprints, after 5 minutes I realized I can do this barefoot, stopped and took them off. My parents house is about 1.5 miles from my place, I wanted to dump the sprints, so I ran to my parents house first, and dropped them off in their mailbox. It was super quick, I called them when I got home and they didn’t even realize I was there.
I had one funny incident that I never thought would happen, and when I did hear from other people I thought they were full of it. But around mile 16, this lady pulls up to me and asks if I want a ride somewhere because I didn’t have any shoes. I told her no thank you, I do this on purpose, she drove off shaking her head, I never thought that would happen for some reason, just seems so fake or unreal when you hear it.
My feet have a nice tingle going on as I type this, but came away with not one blemish or blister.