I have written about the annoying things people said to me when they first saw me running without shoes. Lately, the comments have shifted.
One lady said, “I like your style.” Two of my neighbor’s children saw me running bare and ran along side me for a few blocks. In fact, my neighbor’s are so used to seeing me run without shoes that they say things like, “Not going bare today” when they see me running in sandals.
It’s odd. Like most things unconventional, barefoot running brings out the best and worst in people. I’m glad my neighbors are getting used to my naked ass feet stomping through our rough streets. I have a feeling that when spring hits, I won’t be the only one running without shoes.