Old Tarahumara Saying
If you run with the earth and you run on the earth, you can run forever. – old Tarahumara saying
Does running barefoot make you a tough guy?
Posted on November 9, 2012
I was running barefoot (I mean without any shoes, minimals or whatever) the other day working on a 5-miler focusing on speed and posture when a biker passing me said “tough guy, huh?“. I just laughed it off then and didn’t think much about it. But later on I started wondering, I wasn’t trying to be macho or anything. Yeah, my arch is more pronounced now, my feet are wider, it’s hard to find comfortable shoes (ever tried wearing latex gloves all day while working on a computer?) and I’ve got a nice fat pad on the balls of my feet, but “tough guy“? I don’t think so.