Barefoot Mama

"I started running barefoot in March 2008. I started one step at a time, one day at a time. I decided to start keeping a journal of sorts. Sharing my history, my journey and my adventures."

I have taken some new paths in relation to my running over the last year. This blog will still include my running adventures but I have to move on with more stories of my family and the journey we have taken together over the last year. This blog was started as a way to help me record my barefoot journey but now needs to become more than that. Please be patient as I explore ways to stay connected with family and friends.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bruiser 12 mile trail run

I had a great morning at the trail run. At about mile 6 just after the second water stop (which were at 4,6, and 9 miles) I fell landing on my rights side got up and kept blood so all was good. A few minutes lated I fell again right on my hands, just saving my face from the dirt. My legs were getting tired. I picked myself up a brushed off and continued on. I was aiming for beating my previous time of 2:01:14. I did it. I finished in 1:59:20 and came in 5th female. Not bad for falling twice. Was beautiful weather. Sunny and in the low sixties. Lots of twists and turns on this course. Technically a difficult course. But, if it wasn't a challenge or if it wasn't fun, I wouldn't be there. :)
Ran this in my Merrell Pace gloves. Which numerous people kept calling five-fingers. still a minimalist trail running shoe, it is amazing the number of people who asked me how I felt running the course in them. Imagine the questions I would have got if I had done it completely barefoot! It was a VERY technical course which I could not raced barefoot....It would be possilbe to hike it barefoot but it would take awhile. Over many river beds, trees, rocks, stumps, etc....

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