I have a new goal.
I am going to run a barefoot 5K race.
I have been inspired by newly minted barefoot runner Barefoot Neil Z. For the sake of brevity, I will refer to him simply as Z-Foot from now on. He just completed a barefoot 10K, ending up on the evening news in Calgary.
My initial inspiration for barefoot running was Barefoot Josh, who ran the Triple Lakes Trail Half last year in nothing but aqua socks. This caused me to seriously question my footwear, and try barefoot running.
However, Josh has attained a level of barefoot mastery that is hard to comprehend and seems unattainable.
Z-Foot on the other hand, is a relatively new runner and regular guy who decided to start barefooting just 6 weeks ago. His boundless enthusiasm for running is infectious. The amount of fun he had running the 10K make we want to try it.
Now I just have to find a 5K that will fit in the schedule.