Tuesday, February 26, 2013
More Barefeet In Snow...and Snow Runs!
This morning offered a wonderful opportunity for a meditation walk that followed a good round of Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) to warm the feet up a bit.
The more barefoot exercise you do, the better your circulation gets. This will mean no cold feet indoors, and will make short jaunts in the snow doable.
Of course, you're not going to do this in below-zero temperatures if you have your wits about you. Today in Denver it was above freezing and the wet snow was wonderful beneath my feet, a great massage for sure.
In snowy conditions when it's at least 32 degrees, I really like to take an initial run in shoes, maybe a a couple of miles, in the last half or quarter mile before arriving home, pull off the shoes and finish the run barefoot, feeling totally free.
To learn more about safe snow runs, check out the book "Barefoot Running" by Michael Sandler (with Jessica Lee, a Random House book)
And to get great running sandals that allow full, free barefoot movement on cold ground, just click the XeroShoes link in the sidebar.