After spending the winter running indoors or suffering with my feet being wrapped in some type of minimalist shoes, I finally got a chance to do a trail run on dirt with Shelly (check out her blog here). I wouldn't even classify it as a run. It was two and a half hours of playing. The feeling of the trails on my soles was simply euphoric. Sometimes people ask why I run barefoot. My first instinct is rattle off the injury prevention aspect, increased tactile or proprioception, or even oxygen savings.
Truth be told, I run barefoot because it is really f***ing fun! For those of you that have just started, it can be discouraging. Trust me, IT IS WORTH THE EFFORT! Running barefoot has the magical capability to take you back to your childhood. If you do not enjoy running- ditch the shoes!