Recently I learned that a reporter from the Spokesman Review was doing an article about barefoot running and--thanks to someone else there who knew I was doing this--my name came up. I agreed to be interviewed and photographed. The reporter also went for a short run with me and she ran without shoes for a bit to see what it was like.
So this morning I open the paper and I'm greeted with this article (dang it, login is required).
It's a nice article, but I'm just a little disappointed because she mentioned a fellow in Spokane who's been running barefoot for many years. I had also pointed the reporter to EvilElf. Unfortunately, neither of them are in the article. I don't know what happened, but it's a shame they're not in there. The article would've conveyed much more had it contained multiple experiences.
There is one inaccuracy:
So – how does a barefoot runner keep his feet clean?
Greer laughs: “You do get calluses and I do use a pumice stone in the summer, but it’s not like there’s dirt caked to my feet when I’m done running.”
I never said anything about using a pumice stone. Nor do I or have I ever used one so I don't know where that came from. And I can't explain why I feel so strongly about denying the use of one.
She also forgot to mention that running is fun.
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