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BFR in China

Owen M.
OwenMcCall
Madison, IN
Post #: 20
I've just returned from a month in mainland China where I got a chance to do some BF trail running in a couple of their national parks. This is a very barefoot-averse country (where even the most modest hotel rooms have slippers for you so you can get from the shower to the bed without having to touch the floor). On one run I heard a man exclaim something after I had passed him which caused the other hikers nearby to laugh. A young person (most of whom know some English) helpfully translated as I passed her: "He said, 'That man is crazy!'" So imagine my surprise, as I began a run through Zhangjiajie National Park (which was the inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie "Avatar") that the guy just ahead of me was barefoot! Needless to say we immediatly became BF-BFFs! We did the whole Ten Mile Gallery trail together.

Barefoot Owen
Matt b.
user 94507332
Glen Ellyn, IL
Post #: 4
Awesome story! Thanks
David
delevinson
Highland Park, IL
Post #: 6
Owen,
Sounds like a fantastic run! Thanks,
David
Wong
user 188651179
Chicago, IL
Post #: 1
Owen, I believe people will say that... lol...
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