I generally prefer Winter to Summer. I’m not totally sure why, but I think it’s rooted in liking the feeling of being secure and warm in the house when it’s cold and blustery outside. As a result I love Fall; and while Spring is fun, it’s an indicator of Summer – which means hot and uncomfortable.
Given the recent move out of the big shoes and orthotics I’ve been especially looking forward to Spring this year, so I can try a little barefoot running. And wouldn’t you know it – it seems like Spring (or at least a few warm days) seem to be late this year in CO. I know there are people who barefoot in sub-freezing temperatures, but for a beginner like me I just couldn’t fathom that.
This afternoon the weather and my schedule aligned and I was able to do a little barefoot running. I only did a few hundred meters, on a sidewalk.
OH MY GOSH it was fun! It just feels so unusual to feel your bare feet on the cold concrete. I’d run a bit, walk a bit, run some more, walk some more. I didn’t time anything. I didn’t measure anything. I just went out for a while. I’d done enough reading to know one can run into an injury before you realize it. Hopefully I didn’t do too much. I don’t think I did. I think the Pose training really helped. Some people say you can’t run incorrectly when barefoot but I most definitely think that is not the case. Whether shod or not form, I believe, makes a huge difference as to whether you’ll be successful long term.
If you get a chance give it a go. It’s really exhilarating.