Howdy. I live in Snohomish, a medium-size town about 40 minutes North of Seattle in Washington state. I started running last December. I've been running barefoot since February and I absolutely love it. I always hated running in years past because of the jarring, jolting and overall pain. Now that I've learned to run softly and smoothly, it has quickly become a favorite hobby. I'm looking forward to learning from this forum. I hope to run with some others from the area as well.