Last week we had a huge rainstorm. I mean hail coming down and cracking windows, but the good thing is it made for lovely barefoot running!
The dirt road around the perimeter was turned into a child's play ground. Hopping through puddles, slugging through thick mud, or sometimes just feeling cool dirt beneath my feet. Nothing compares to this.
When I got home my feet were full of nice brown earth and I proceeded to tell my teenage daughter how much fun it was. She just looked at me with a strange face. We have been so stuffed with put on your shoe syndrome that something as therapeutic as mud on our feet seems strange. What has happened?
I remember loving being barefoot at a kid with the grass beneath me. Now it's rare to see a child without a highly supportive shoe on and even more rare for an adult. That run was nothing but pure joy!
Keep spreading the word.. Tell everyone to RUN SMILEY!