Who wouldn’t want to be interviewed on a show with Super Human in the name? But really, people give me too much credit for running barefoot. It may take some hutzpah to go against social norms, but bare feet make running more fun!
I was interviewed during the first hour of this two hour show. We cover a lot of common misconceptions about barefoot running, as well as how to get started. If you think your feet are better off in the modern shoe, you might want to listen to my interview and hear how such footwear could be both limiting and hurting you. (Click on the link below to go to the interview. FYI, the second part of the episode title is the interview in the second hour.)
SHR # 2168 :: Why Does Grandma Run Barefoot? + The Role of Deuterium in Disease and Mitochondria Function ::
There were some points in the interview I’d like to explain, just for the fun of it. Like, at one point, Carl asks me about my feet being too ugly or rough for my husband to massage them. He put it in the context of watching TV.
I don’t like to sit and watch TV very much. We are frequently eating when we are both sitting and watching something, so not an ideal time for foot massages… Also, if I do sit for a show, I often have a crochet project or something I am working on.
It is also helpful to consider that everyone has their own “love language.” One of my husband’s is making things for me, like the incredible set up I have for my Endless Pool or my beautiful, handmade cement greenhouse table. I will take those things over a foot massage any day!
Besides that, I actually go in for a full massage pretty regularly (as does he), so we are in no way massage deprived. All that being said, my husband does occasionally massage my feet and he does not think they are ugly or unpleasant to touch.
Another thing I’d like to mention is that I believe feet were designed. Yes, by a creator. I don’t think wearing particular footwear is going to cause evolution. Instead, poorly shaped or inflexible footwear will only result in maimed or weak feet, even in the long term for the population.
If there are any other points in the interview you would like to ask about, you can email or ask in the comments. Of course, if it is answered well in my book, Why Does Grandma Run Barefoot, I might refer you to that. 🙂
And, finally, none of my grand kids wonder why I run barefoot. They think it is normal for me to go bare foot. Several of them prefer bare feet most of the time! However, when other people see me running, I often picture them wondering, “Why is that grandma running barefoot?”