Belated Happy July 4th to all my American Friends!
As many of you know, I am a big fan of Vibram five finger shoes, which I wear almost every day. Recently, I have taken my new V-Trek shoes (see attached photo) out for some test runs on some great hikes, both in New Hampshire and here in the Adirondack mountains in upstate New York. I even had a “trail mate” for a short stretch on the route today – see attached video!
The new shoes were fantastic during the hikes, handling all of the uneven terrain both uphill and downhill wonderfully! Hiking/trekking remains arguably my favourite form of exercise, and more importantly – my favourite form of movement. Inevitably, I always feel re-energised with renewed vigour during and after my journeys on the trail – sometimes enjoying some forest bathing along the way – see blog post # 16.
Speaking of movement, I am currently reading an excellent book by Katy Bowman – “MOVE YOUR DNA – Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement.” This book has been an eye-opener for me, as it offers an entirely new and different look at movement and exercise – working at the cellular level. The book has also motivated me to spend much more time barefoot, which is easier to do here, being close to nature – spending time at our lake/beach and out on a paddleboard also.
Hope you enjoy these inks about preparing for barefooting and transitioning to more of a barefoot lifestyle! AND – I trust that you will consider spending more time being barefoot soon – both inside and outside!
GROK ON !