In my ongoing quest to become a Seattle stereotype, I've started running barefoot. Not on the roads and stuff, but in parks. I can make it around Green Lake, though there is enough pavement there that I'm about done after one loop. Extended sections of pavement really are really hard on... everything.
What's really fun when running barefoot is going up hills. Without the weight of shoes on your feet you can turn over really fast. It's a joyous thing, a celebration of running!
My quest, as you can see, is well underway.