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5 Year Anniversary.

5 years ago today in the early morning hours I took a 1/2 mile barefoot run out of pure curiosity.  I will never forget the comfort and the excitement I got from that half mile barefoot run.  When I got home I got my 3 day old $140 pair of Asic Kayano’s, and any older pair of running shoes I had, put them in a bag and threw them in a Goodwill bin. After 15+ years as shod runner, i was ready to start running over again, but barefoot.. I didn’t want any shoes to fall back on during my transition, I even skipped the whole minimal thing. Close to 5000 barefoot miles and still going strong:)

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First snow of the season. My son and I at the finish of the 5 mile Turkey Trot Rusty as a bag of nails, but it’s a good outlet. 5 mile Turkey Trot tradition. 20+ years running this race with my sister. My son made his debut today, fantastic job! Deadlifts. This was my last set of 225lbs, a new PR.
135 x 10 warm up
185 x 6
195 x 7
205 x 6
225 x 5

Had my son Andrew @parkor_boy23 filming and working out with me as well. Finally Optimal Nutrition comes out with a plant based protein.  Most protein powder has a lot of garbage in it, artificial flavors, gluten, dextrin, soy etc. which I try to avoid. I’m not a Vegan/Vegetarian but like a clean supplement. The taste is spot on. Not grainy or “earthy” tasting.  Very happy with this.
#optimumnutrition First cold barefoot run of the season. 25F and the sun was shining, felt good.
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I don’t have heat In my garage it was a crisp 32 degrees, but don’t mind.  Some benefits of having a home gym is no travel time, no people, and you can wear your comfies.
This was my last set of benching at 170lbs Fall fun.
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