Since I'm only interested in informative posts
(1) by RunningBarefoot veterans whose experiences and knowlege on training,
style, races, etc. may be helpful to more casual fairweather barefooters who
don't have the time, interest, or incentive to figure it all out on our own, and
(2) by RunningBarefoot novices whose experiences and experimenting remind me
and mesh with the still-very-limited barefooting part of my life,
I've just mostly skip over the many other subject matters which don't happen
to be of particular intererst or application to me right now.
It would be a huge loss to all if any of us who is posting on any topic feels
we are being left out because any increase of peripheral topics to our main
interests. I'm sure before that happens, BKB take advantage of any "quiet"
time he might get on one of his long runs (not a marathon though where his
preaching goes into a delightful high gear) to figure out how to put the races,
training, form and footwear posts in a separate section from eating and nutrition,
social issues, political, etc.
With almost 500 member/posters, it may have to happen.
In the meantime, all the differences and sometimes off-topics expressed
herein seem insignificant compared to the opportunities we are now have to meet
fellow RunningBarefooters herein and, increasingly, to run with each other too.
Without all of us supporting each other (at least feet-wise) it would have been
hard for me to believe that it would have been possible to run 5 West Coast
marathons in one year with other RunningBarefooters. With our bare soles
bonding our other souls at least for the four, five or more hours of our running,
our happy feet didn't care a bit what we ate or thought.
Subj: [RunningBarefoot] Re: Working barefoot and other matters.
Date: 1/31/2005 6:18:47 AM Pacific Standard Time
(Barefoot Rick Roeber)
Reply-to: <A HREF="mailto:RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com
I sense a contradiction and a possible quagmire suggesting that Mikey
stand up for his beliefs and also alluding to the suggestion that we
chase other "rabbits" of thought outside of barefoot running,
barefoot living, etc. Personally, I will not stick around if this
becomes the case. I have certain political and moral views that I
know are not conducive with most that post here (I am from a "Red
State" -- enough said. That is about as far as I will define myself
on this forum. With that said, I care not to discuss extraneous
thinking that does not relate to barefoot running, barefoot living,
barefoot eating, etc. This is where I feed my barefoot philosophy,
and no other. I will go elsewhere if the message becomes convuluded.
--- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com
, "Ken Bob Saxton" <ken@r...>
> Congrats for standing up for your beliefs. And yes, I don't think
> should limit this group to discussing merely going barefoot.
> On the other hand, I don't want to sift through long discussions
> that are plentifully available elsewhere on the net.
> That said, I will say that, though I don't agree or disagree with
> your conclusion, heat CAN be generated by things other than fire.
> Impact, for example, which can weaken a structure, just as running
> with too much impact results in wasted energy. That wasted energy
> doesn't just dissapear, it is converted to deforming objects. If
> have ever bent a piece of metal back and forth to break it, and
> it just after it broke, you know what I mean. You may even have
> burned yourself. No fire, no jet fuel. No large airplane crashing
> into you.
> If you knock out a floor of a building, the floors above will crash
> DOWN (the direction of gravity). Buildings do not fall, like a
> monolithic domino, over to the side, except in cartoons. We have
> seen the same thing on a smaller scale during earthquakes, here in
> California, as well as other places in the world. Anyway, the
> collapsing building will generate enormous amounts of heat as it's
> structure deforms under the impact of each successive floor onto
> Now, personally, I don't know if terrorists crashed the planes into
> the buildings or not. But, I'm pretty certain that planes did crash
> into the buildings. And I know of people in one of our local
> clubs who lost family in one of the planes. And certainly, I
> wouldn't trust Mr. Bush with my life, let alone his pawns, I mean
> the lives of the people who died in that tragedy, which certainly
> did bolster his tenuous hold on the Whitehouse. Whoever is
> responsible, it remains a terrible tragedy.
> Anyway, related to barefoot running. The same happens to feet, when
> we land with too much impact, so land gently, if you don't want
> feet to melt down.
> By the way, I wasn't always so preachy. I was a fairly quiet youth,
> spending most of my time, listening, experimenting, reading, and
> observing. I would like to believe I've learned a few things worth
> Peace and carrots to all.
> -barefoot ken bob
> --- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com, "lilpolly90"
> <runbarefoot1@v...> wrote:
> > I now work barefoot. It all started when I went to work one day
> > Ultimately preech what you believe, I will preech running
> > and many other things till' the day I die. For one reason and one
> > reason only. I believe in this stuff.
> > -Mike
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