2018 Too Much Fun Tour

2018 Too Much Fun Tour

Formerly: The 2018 Spring-Summer Barefoot Running, Walking, Vegan, Yoga, and SUP Tour

(which is the reason we’re calling it the “Too Much Fun Tour”)

We are tentatively planning a road trip for 2018 Spring-Summer to Michigan (to visit family) and beyond.

Ken Bob will provide a Barefoot Running and Walking Play-Fun-Shop and Cathy will teach Yoga (in American Sign Language – but hearing folks are welcome too 🙂 at each location, as long as someone shows up. Time, location, and availability of paddle-boards, etc., permitting, Cathy also teaches SUP (Stand-Up Paddle-board) and SUP Yoga

Schedule

Traveling with us through Colorado (and other states along the way) to Michigan will be Cathy, our new puppy, Psycho Kay, and Ken’s 81-year old Uncle Dave.

We are only in the preliminary planning phase right now. There are some events Cathy and/or I will be involved in during May, June, or July, so our schedule will be worked around those events, after they have been set.

Due to the amount of content and fun we hope to have at each meeting, we will limit the meetings to Saturdays, Sundays, and possibly holidays (there’s just too much fun to have in an evening session)

1st Leg

Probably 2018 May

1st Leg Probable stops:

  • California
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Golden, Colorado
  • Littleton, Colorado
  • Nebraska and/or Iowa
  • Grand Ledge, Michigan
  • Traverse City, Michigan

2nd Leg

Tentatively 2018 June … maybe through July and/or August (I’ll be retired, so no need to hurry back to work)

Probable stops:

  • Upstate, New York
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Ft Lauderdale, Florida
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Austin, Texas
  • Kansas and/or Missouri

Vegan dinners: One of the events we are hoping to attend in Salt Lake City, is a friend of Cathy’s who is a Vegan chef and works on Friday evenings in various restaurants in SLC. We, of course will announce this, once a date, location, and time is set, so more people can come out and support Vegan cooking (keep in mind, some restaurants may require footwear – I usually just wear some flip-flops in such places). We’ll try to do something similar at other stops, so those who want to expand their horizons can experience a nice Vegan dinner at a local restaurant.

During the week Cathy and I will be traveling between locations, relaxing, hiking with our new dog, Kay, or just enjoying the hospitality of our hosts.

Accommodations and Venue Requirements

In case you or someone you know is interested in hosting us along the way:

Link to Ken Bob’s Accommodation and Venue Requirements

Gallery

Links

 

Supporters of the 2018 Too Much Fun Tour

Other teaching methods, in case we can’t make it to your area, or you don’t want to make donations to us:

Contact

Contact Barefoot Ken Bob if you would like to help organize or host a get-together in your area.

Comments

3 comments on “2018 Too Much Fun Tour

  1. Points to be discussed and practiced which are often misconceived or not stressed enough by other coaches and media articles:
    1. the myth that barefoot running puts more stress on the Achilles tendon and can lead to stress fractures – mostly true only of minimalist footwear runners, or barefoot runners running strictly on “barefoot friendly” terrain. True barefoot runners relax the calves and after the initial forefoot landing (gentle, not striking) allow the entire sole to support the bodies weight, thus reducing or, as Dr. Lieberman stresses, ELIMINATING, impact. The landing becomes a gentle loading, rather than a “punch” to the ground.
    2. The myth that shod runners who are not experiencing injuries should probably not bother to try barefoot running. I have seen so many shod runners, my age, who had experienced no injuries … until they reached later years (40s, 50s, and up). No warnings (at least not that they heeded) that they were blowing out their knees, etc..

  2. The Myth that one must force the forefoot to strike the ground, in order to run barefoot.

    Just like the idea that one must force the tires on their car to rotate in order to move the car is looking at the idea of driving from the wrong perspective, one does not “force” the forefoot to “strike” the ground. We’re looking for a gentle landing, something that would be comfortable even while barefoot (truly, honestly and actually barefoot) on most terrain, and at least not horribly uncomfortable even on some of the roughest terrain. A proper forefoot FIRST landing (followed immediately by the remainder of the sole touching the ground) comes from how the rest of the body is moving, rather than “simply” striking the ground with the forefoot!.

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