I’m very proud to say this was my first official race that I ran barefoot and… my feet are great!! My official time was 31:22 (which is very good for me), but the most important result was having blister/pain-free feet, excellent sign.
Just look at my excited self!
Starting off I felt uncomfortable with all the people around me, took me a bit to get into my groove. This is me right after the finish line.
I guess this is my finally-i-did-it face. But this next pic I found hilarious, being checked out by an onlooking staff! (That’s a ‘WTF??’ expression if I ever saw one!)
And here is the obligatory post-race feet pic
Not bad! Caked in dust, but in fine shape.
You can check out my pace throughout the race here if you’re interested.
I feel very lucky and grateful to have received so much support from the online community of barefooters (dailymile, twitter, therunningbarefoot.com, yahoo forum, etc). Without them I would have never been able to do this and never found out I could love it so much.