Thursday, July 31, 2014

National Trust Barefooting

The National Trust are advertising Barefoot activities for kids. Apparently it's one of the top ten things to do before you're 11 ¾.

The Best Barefoot Walks for Kids - NT

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Barefoot Running

One of the next things to by on my Amazon basket:



Check out his website here:

http://www.chrismcdougall.com/
And in particular his TED talk through which I first heard of him (and barefoot running):
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/christopher_mcdougall_are_we_born_to_run.html

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Eddie now running barefoot?

Noticing a lot of barefoot running from Eddie Izzard - https://twitter.com/#!/eddieizzard

Monday, March 07, 2011

Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run? | Video on TED.com

Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run? | Video on TED.com

I remember the amazement when I first ran barefoot, but I do normally wear running shoes. But after watching this I think perhaps I should look a little more into the barefooted possibilities of running.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Barefooting down a Korean mountain

Yesterday I hiked up Baegundae mountain just north of Seoul, South Korea. I went up in my hiking boots (only their second time on a real mountain). Walking up we passed a couple walking down barefoot, carrying their shoes. I was a bit jealous.

The whole ascent was breathtaking and the views at the top were superb. We had a snack of kimbap (rice rolls, like sushi) on the summit rock and I decided to take of my shoes.

We then climbed down the mountain taking a different route to the way up. I was thinking I'd have to re-shoe myself when I got to the first stream. But instead Suyeon decided to take her shoes off as well. So there we both were hiking down this mountain barefoot. Awesome!

Today my feet feel quite different. Not in pain as such, but certainly they feel alive.