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You know you’re a Barefoot Runner when… (in no particular order)

  1. ….You can quote “Born to Run” verbatim, AND reference the chapter the aforementioned quote came from….
  2. ….You refer to shoes as “foot coffins“….
  3. ….when re-meeting people whom you have previously met at other races/events, you show them your feet and they say, “Ah HA! now I remember you! “
  4. ….You pronounce “Tarahumara” correctly… (Tara-oo-mara)
  5. ….Though you may have never met him, you can hear Caballo Blanco giving you training advice during a tough run…
  6. ….You refer to “Barefoot Ted” simply as “Ted”…or el Mono…
  7. ….You pronounce “huaraches” correctly (wah-rah-chiz)….
  8. ….someone else puts “barefoot” before your first name when talking about you…
  9. ….if given a choice between meeting the current US President, The Pope, and Christopher McDougall, the choice would be obvious….
  10. ….You know who Zola Budd and Abebe Bikila are….
  11. ….The “Leadville Trail 100” is on your bucket list….
  12. ….people ask if you’re feeling “OK” if they spot you in shoes….
  13. ….You can name the model of VFF someone else is wearing, even if they can’t….
  14. ….You miss the VFF “Classics”….
  15. ….You consider your Black VFF KSO’s “Formal Attire” because you colored the logo with a sharpie….
  16. ….You know what “VFF” stands for….
  17. ….People think it’s “quaint” or “funny” at a race, until you pass them….
  18. ….After running a marathon or an ultra, you retain ALL of your toenails….
  19. ….You have ever drawn a shoe logo on top of your bare foot to freak people out….
  20. ….You despise the term “Barefoot Shoes“….
  21. ….You know how to get the smell out of your VFF’s….
  22. ….Chia seeds/pinole are essential to your diet….
  23. ….You consider a 10k a “short run”….
  24. ….You “finish” a run, and then decide to run some more….
  25. ….You have a blog about barefoot running….
  26. ….You recoil in ABSOLUTE HORROR when you spot a runner heel striking….
  27. ….You post a picture of your bare feet on Facebook after a race….
  28. ….You tend to twist your ankle within mere moments of donning shoes….
  29. ….You know who almost all of the following people are: Micah True, Eric Orton, Scott Jurek, Arnulfo Quimares, Ted McDonald, Christopher McDougall, Jen Shelton, Billy Barnett, Steven Sashen, Muddy J, Ken Bob Saxton, Jeff Gallup, Mark Lofquist, Justin Owings ….
  30. ….your children run barefoot as well….
  31. …. You relate to this video:….
  32. ….You also relate to this video:

Have some more? Share them in the comments section below!

Stay Muddy My Friends!

2013-03-07 14.19.1269279_530677983621728_345882265_n20130126_111157Be sure to check out part Deux as well!(click here)

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