Ok, maybe not really naked, but it certainly felt like it yesterday. I ran in a pair of shorts, a running bra, and my Vibrams. Judging from the stares, you’d think no one had every seen a slightly chubby, pale white girl showing off some skin while wearing shoes with toes before. Sheesh! I scared one poor little toddler so much he went screaming back up the lawn towards his mommy (maybe he does that when anyone runs by his house?)
The actual run was quite good. I went out with the express purpose of paying attention to my form. I didn’t pay attention to speed, I just tried to maintain the best form I could. I also focused on running lightly with quiet footsteps. It took a lot of focus, but in the end I managed 3.5 miles in 34:30. Not bad. I have, however, met my nemesis: acorns. I live in a neighborhood of 100 year old oaks. The ground is covered in acorns! Stepping on one of those in Vibrams is nearly as painful as childbirth.
Yesterday was my first day of both kids in school. I managed to spend the entire 2 hours of free time fighting with my taxes. Just for the record, while I love the work I’m doing, the financial end of being self employed is a pain in the ass. In the end, I had to ask a friend for help and then run a check up to the post office so it was postmarked on the 15th. OY! For that, I missed a coffee get together with friends.
Today will be much of the same. I’m finally trying to get all of my paperwork organized and some stuff written ahead of time AND I plan to actually get all the goodies from my race ready to send. I have another giveaway to do, but I’d like to at least pack up the stuff from the last one before I do it LOL. Next week, I’ll take some time off to socialize and then it’s time to start using my “free time” to get my house back in shape. Gosh, isn’t my life exciting? ;o)
16 thoughts on “Naked running”
Good luck with all of that paper work and taxes stuff! I would suck at doing that:)You just wait and see, you will be starting a fad where you live! Soon everyone will be dressing like you and running with those funny looking shoes:) Keep it up!
Sounds like you're liking the Vibrams. Does having the separate toes make it really different from a shoe? Now I'm starting to consider the Vibram for outside.
I hate it when people stare at you while running. Good luck on the taxes. FYI, I'm hosting a virtual run. Trying to get the word out.http://runnersbug.blogspot.com/2010/09/first-annual-runners-bug-virtual-non.html
Sounds like a good run! Things like acorns and rocks make me question vibrams. I imagine it's difficult to dodge all of them!Hope your day isn't quite so hectic today!
I'm sure any strange looks were directed at your feet, not the shorts/runbra combo.acorns. we don't have those here. but we have nasty thorns called goat heads. I imagine stepping on those would hurt like the dickens. yikes!
acorns are evil!and this whole school = free time thing is a crock!
I swear free time because of school is just something they say to get your money….and ouchies on the acorns I need to bust out my vibrams
Lets just assume the kid cries everytime anyone runs by his house. 😉 I love reading your Vibrams updates.. Keep them coming!
OUCH, I can almost feel your pain of stepping on those acorns. Nice job on the run though!Good luck fisnihing all of your taxes. Boo!
I don't think I'd be any count wearing the Vibrams. I'm so tenderfooted! I was vacuuming a few days ago and stepped on the vacuum cord barefoot and it HURT! Seriously??? It's a CORD! And it HURT! I can only imagine how it would feel stomping on an acorn.
Nice job on the run. Sometimes I wish that I was self employed with my own work schedule, but when I hear people talk about the taxes, it makes me cringe. I guess I can be thankful for my small teacher paychecks every other week and not have to worry much about what is being taken out of it.
people in Boston wear vibrams all over the place, not just running but everyday use so i guess it's more "normal" up here. just a side note, but i can't wait to do a naked run! I've been wanting to do one for years! I better get on that before i get too flabby! lol 🙂
Acorns–ouch! One of my dreams is to run in just a sports bra. Maybe in 2011…
ouch, i no longer want to try vibrams as we are acorn heavyi had 2 hours today and had a nice quiet lunch out ALONE – it was truly amazing. then i was able to food shop in peace …..
I scare small children when I run too.
Eek! Acorns! Yikes!Good luck with the paperwork and house stuff!