San Antonio, TXUSA 78217
August 14, 2011
One day my boss of the company I was working for told me he had a triathlon the coming up. I promised I would go, and so I did. I witnessed humans swimming for a mile, then running six mile, and biking twenty miles. Seeing people from 12 years old to 70 that day doing things I couldnt. So I began to run, and a health magazine came in, and spoke of the Tarahumara indian tribe. I was amazed at the study of how they game hunt being a primitive hunter myself. The fact they chased creatures until exhaustion opened my mind up to what the human truly is capable of doing on foot. I began a block at a time barefooting, and found myself hitting the highways. So thanks to the ULTRA LEGENDS aka TARAHUMARA INDIANS for setting in this deep embedded primitive love.
I am a barefoot runner, but when training on a day that I will push myself to hit a maximum distance that my feet soles will go until the point I absolutely cannot go any further. I then put on my Vibram Bikilas to get me home. **Now and then I do suicide runs as I call them** I set a distance I know I will regret not taking my vibrams with me, and go that distance, and ooch and ouch it back home to really break in the feet.
I have been running barefooted on and off sicne 2005, but have always found myself barefooted prior to that in everything I do. The longest barefoot distance I have gone in 100+ degree heat is a little over 8 miles. I have not see what distance I can do in the cool days, and it seems when I enter a run event where it is the coolest time of the day I breeze the course. I have just recently got serious again with running, and especially barefoot running. -Barefoot Cody
My name is Cody Oebel, and I am looking for other barefoot runners who understand the same challenges I do once the shoes go off.