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What happened to Barefoot Jay???

January 30, 2010

Howdy all,

I have been on one of the biggest adventures life could throw at a man. Not climbing Everest or running barefoot around the globe…..parenting!  Yup that’s the adventure and if you are a parent you will understand and if your not, well, you may think you understand. Let me tell you life can grab you by the feet and shake you upside down twirl you around and leave you dizzy for days and that would be a good starting point for a new parent. Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining one bit because I love my new son with every drop of energy I have and that leaves little for training and writing about it right now.

My runs have been on the light side lately and that’s ok for the barefoot running because running bare in this cold wet stuff it just kinda sucks. I have been using either flats or five fingers when out and I have found a huge change in my running form. Good change from where I was when this whole thing started. Barefoot has been a great teacher and I will be doing some indoor barefoot soon. I have been skiing as much as allows and my friends ask if I do that barefoot too. No, not yet but you can never rule things out!  With the sleepless nights and the  struggle to develop a balance during these times I take what I can get and keep in mind life is what it is and having fun is the number one goal. The road will never be the same and neither will I and accepting that is a challenge. Putting some of my activities second has been difficult while the decision is quite easy. I wait patiently for the day when I share all this with my son, barefoot!

I welcome any calls about barefoot running as I have much to pass along to others who seek this style of training. You can find me at Michael’s Toyota of Bellevue where I work as a sales consultant my cell is 425-283-9227.  I can’t sell cars barefoot the management just can’t wrap their mind around the whole idea at this point!  Bare soles feed the soul and I look forward to seeing yours soon.  Jay

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Amit permalink
    February 23, 2010 10:58 am

    Hey there !

    Was just reading up some on barefoot, and came up across your blogs. Good stuff ..

    So about hiking barefoot .. Have you ever been hurt with thorns, sharp stuff on your path ? That is one of my concerns .. ??

    • barefootjay permalink*
      February 28, 2010 7:30 pm

      Ah yes there are all sorts of fun stuff to step on. I have encountered many with an ouch!

  2. heather g permalink
    March 22, 2010 6:14 pm

    Where can I buy a pair of your shoes and how much are they? Thanks!

    • barefootjay permalink*
      March 22, 2010 8:59 pm

      rei.com or vibram.com 75-90 dollars us

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