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Sunday, September 26, 2010


*wOoT* longest Barefoot run yet, 16k. The run itself was amazing, I feel a bit stiff, but really great at the same time! Thanks to Kelly and Adam for the run, I am now incredibly stoked for the Half next Saturday. here are the photo highlights.

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I received my Ryder Sunglasses. These are the ‘Hex’ model. My short review is “They are amazing. Hardly know they are there. $40.00 bucks and I like them better than my $150.00 Oakleys. There is another pair of these up for grabs in the 2010 *10-10* Virtual race.

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If you want to see where we went for the rest of the day (Incredible scenery again), click here. Here is a teaser from there. This shot was taken through the side window of the car while driving down the freeway. Castle Mountain, Banff National Park. It’s kind of unreal isn’t it?


  • Barefoot mileage since June 29th : 181km
  • VFF mileage since July 7th : 45.2km (12 on trails)
  • Shoe mileage since SOBF (start of barefoot): 5km (25:30 5k race PR on July 1st)

    I Can’t help it, I have to post a couple more pics from the other blog. The first one I played with a bit. The second is as it was taken… The sun and rain and clouds and water, make for a pretty amazing shot.

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    1. Beautiful run indeed! Where was it? And, what's that on your ankle?

      Good luck at the half next weekend!

    2. Hi Thomas: It's in Fish Creek Park here in Calgary. The start point of the run is 3km from my house. And that's my new Road Id on my ankle. I didn't even know it was there!

    3. Are you going to do your half barefoot? I'm loving your photos. You have some gorgeous scenery there.

    4. Char; Yep, if the nice weather (Above freezing) holds out till Saturday, I'll be running the half barefoot!

    5. Any plans for running barefoot in the snow?
      Gosh what a beautiful fall you have there. Love your photography. Did you take most of those with your little green camera?

    6. Gorgeous photos, you really have beautiful places to run.

    7. The photos leave me green with envy! You do have the best places to run. Peace.

    8. OMGosh my feet look like that just going to get my mail.

      The photos rock.

    9. Beautiful photos! I really enjoyed them. I think they'd make a great coffee-table book -- bare tootsies included!

    10. 16 miles barefoot is amazing! Those photos are absolutely beautiful. What a scenic part of our country you live in :)

    11. Alright Neil - you keep making me want to take some cool pictures and all I can think of is a raccoon rummaging through my garbage!

      Wonderful part of the country you have there! Wonderful.

      Thanks for the mojo man! The center-right shoulder blade was burning me up during the race!

    12. I can't believe you live by all this cool stuff. I'm totally jealous. I've said it before but I love your photos. Nice shades too.

    13. It's easy to forget where we live. We have to go live it to appreciate it. We are living it.

      AO: I want to see the Raccoon pics.

    14. I think these photos are faked to try to get people to move to the gulags of Kanadia.


      Nice try, though.