What's It Really About?
This was posted by fellow barefoot runner, Harrish Shetty, at the discussion group called http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/RunningBarefoot/ -- I thought it was excellent, so I am copying it here!
It is not about "Shoes vs Barefoot"
it is not about " that for millions of years Humans have been running barefoot"
it is not about "that running barefoot teaches you good running form"
It is not about "that running barefoot improves your balance, posture, strength
It is not about "faster race recovery with running barefoot"
it is not about "saying goodbye to injuries therefore saving time and money"
it is not about "that you can save money that you spend on running footwear"
It is not about "that there is not enough research that barefoot running is
It is not about "that there is also not enough research that running with shoes
It is not about "that your feet are your best coach"
Then what is it about???
It is about freedom
It is about being in touch with the Child within
It is about being playful
It is about being amazed and discovering magic
It is about being connected,
It is about dissolving in nature
It is about dancing, gracefully
It is about Poetry in motion
It is about having a smile and not just enduring
It is about being peaceful, joyful
It is about being limitless
It is about simplicity
It is about being vulnerable
It is about being in Love
If you can experience that then it does not matter "to shoe or not to shoe"
(with a few edits by Me!)