Barefoot Runners Society
SF Chinatown Y Chinese New Year 10k RR
First race ever and first race barefoot... it was the San Francisco Chinatown Y Chinese New Year 10k/5k (I did the 10k). Year of the Dragon! There were prizes for costumes so there were a few people dressed up. It was a 2-loop course in Chinatown and downtown San Francisco- not a certified course so it was "approximately" 6.2 miles- MapMyRun gave me an estimate of 6.4 miles.
It was 45 degrees and overcast, but that's pretty common weather for the area, and not as cold as its been in the past from speaking with runners around me that had run the race before. I got there...
We're moving! We are busting at the seams, and our home cannot contain us any longer...thanks to you guys! Seriously! Thanks for growing the BRS. Without you, we wouldn't be doing this (or having to do this), but since that's part of the plan, to grow, we thank you. Life at the BRS is going according to plan.
In the next few days or in the weeks ahead, there will be an interruption. We will be moving to a new hosting company. (The new site's platform will follow shorty after this move but will take place as a separate migration.) Just know that we are still here, and we will be back up and running soon, so keep checking back!
UPDATE: We're targeting this Sunday, February 12, at midnight (EST), so hopefully we'll be available to you all just hours after that although...
Chevron Houston Marathon
MILES 5 - 10
Still feeling good just taking it all in, giving high fives to the crowds, and hearing a lots of them shout out my name or comment about my GoproCam like. "Look! He's got a "(webcam/lil camera/GoPro) on his head," which really got me pumped. Sometime around these miles, Dinh, another DMer comes up and runs besides me and asks, "Are you Jeremy?" I tell him yes, and he introduces himself and runs besides me for a bit before I tell him I'm gonna slow it down as I'm running faster than planned. I also ended up seeing a barefoot runner and chatting him up to let the miles go by. Once the half marathoners split off around Rice University, theroads open, and it's not so congested anymore, so most of the weaving is done with. During this point, I start grabbing food from the crowd...
By Vanessa Runs
Walt Disney World Half Marathon
My parents never had a TV in the house as I was growing up, so when other kids talked about Disney movies, I was the weird-dumb kid.
Then one day I saw the Little Mermaid at a friend’s house. Her parents were babysitting, so they sat us down in front of the TV (how Mexicans babysit) and played Disney. My friend was restless and soon moved to her toys, but I was hooked. I had never seen anything like it.
I went on to watch other Disney movies, and they blew my little mind. Before Mulan and Pocahontas, I didn’t know that women could run with men. Or fight wars. Or grow a pair…. of legs. I wanted to be just like them.
Apart from fueling my ambitions, I never did buy into the Disney experience. I...
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