11 Reasons Why I Love Barefoot Running
I don’t have to put on shoes or socks. I have everything I need right here. I can just break into a trot, anytime I like.
Wet mud, cold water, sharp gravel, springy grass and soft earth. So much terrain and so many different surfaces to experience and adapt to.
3. BETTER RUNNER
When I run barefoot, I am a much better runner. My form is good and natural, I feel at ease and my movements are much more fluid.
4. YOU CAN WASH YOUR FEET
Many people are put off by getting dirty feet. Well, they are easy to wash, require no machine, dry in minutes and come up like new. Much easier than washing and drying shoes.
I once paced a fox for about 2 mins, running no more than 10 metres away. My running was so quiet, she just didn’t know I was there.
6. MEETING COOL PEOPLE
If I wasn’t interested in barefoot running, I’d never have met cool people like Barefoot Ted andChris McDougall. Barefoot runners are generally a pretty cool, grounded tribe of people.
Most of all, I love being connected to the earth and becoming part of my environment. Rather than working against nature and trying to conquer it, I just take my place and fit right in.
8. OTHER PEOPLE’S REACTION
“Oh look, it’s the barefoot man”. Everyone notices something as simple as not wearing shoes. I love hearing people’s opinions, good or bad.
9. GETING WET AND MUDDY
I no longer tip toe around puddles and mud. I just dive straight in and get wet and muddy. (See point 4.)
10. NATURE KNOWS BEST
4 million years of evolution have created the perfect foot. Now why would you want to go and spoil it by putting it in a shoe?
Stress comes from overload. Barefoot running in simple. Nothing washes away stress like immersing yourself in Nature so completely.