Stuey, Psycho Herman, Ken Bob, and Jacobus relaxing, until someone came up with the silly idea of going for a run!

Sunset Beach Barefoot Running Day (IBRD)

Stuey, Psycho Herman, Ken Bob, and Jacobus relaxing, until someone came up with the silly idea of going for a run!

Stuey, Psycho Herman, Ken Bob, and Jacobus relaxing, until someone came up with the silly idea of going for a run!

Summary

IBRD in Sunset Beach CA

14 bare or nearly bare feet
2 human attendees

Ken Bob and Jacobus (2 pairs of bare feet)

Let’s call it 3 humans. One of my neighbors (one pair of feet in minimalist footwear) was walking her dog (2 more pairs of bare feet) and told us how much she hates wearing normal shoes.

2 canine attendees (besides the neighbor passing by)
Psycho Herman and Stuey (4 more pairs of bare feet)

1 virtual human attendee (Jacobus was listening to her podcast while driving to Sunset Beach)
Caity McCardell (1 more pair of bare feet)

5 mile trail run in the morning (Jacobus and Ken Bob)
4 mile low-tide run in the afternoon (Jacobus and Ken Bob)

Story

Jacobus posted a message on Facebook that he was going to be listening to Caity McCardell’s “Run Barefoot Girl” podcast while driving down to the Sunset Beach Barefoot Running Day event.

Once Jacobus arrived, and Ken Bob met him on the greenbelt, we set up the canopy, and relaxed with Psycho Herman (Ken Bob’s dog) and Stuey (Ken Bob was babysitting the neighbor’s dog), under the canopy, so we wouldn’t get hurt by the clouds (Jason warned us on Facebook, that the weather forecaster in San Diego said it would be cloudy and you’d “better stay inside today!”

Gone for a run! Back in a bit. -Barefoot Ken Bob

Gone for a run! Back in a bit. -Barefoot Ken Bob

Everything was going just fine and dandy, then somebody suggested we go for a run. It was still morning and I already scheduled a low-tide run schedule later in the afternoon. But we dropped off the dogs at my home and headed into the Bolsa Chica Wetlands for a nice little 3 mile (turned out to be about 5) easy trail run.

Also I showed Jacobus the amazing “alien city” which was on top of one of the hills, carved into the clay obviously by aliens from another solar system. Today, however, not only did we get to practice my modified “Bell Fun-Drill” on a half-pipe, but also enjoyed watching small children flying on bicycles (this is begining to sound a bit like E.T.).

Then we went back to the Canopy enjoyed a small snack, and drank some water, then went down to the beach to run to the blarney stone and back, for another 4 mile running at the edge of the water.

Raffle

A raffle was held, and everyone left with copies of Barefoot Running Step by Step and at least one (not necessarily new) T-shirt.

Videos

On our run we visited the “alien city” and actually encountered some aliens, I mean what else, besides Extra Terrestials could explain flying bicycles?

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