I went running barefoot by the Yonkers waterfront yesterday after work. The temperature did drop here in New York, but still not too bad (although I hear it is showing in Manhattan right now). As I huffed along, a girl coming out of a resturant spotted me and said "What the f--, yo-- Purteo Rican style!" when she got over the shock of seeing me barefooting. I proudly did a few fist-pumps and continued on my way. As I past another couple a guy did another double take and I heard him say "what- I am freezing in a coat and boots and that guy is in shorts and a t-shirt running barefoot!". That one made me laugh, but I continued on. Just an example of how resilient and adaptable the human body is. (during this past summer- I limited the amount of air conditioning I used to save energy and you know what- I survived).
My posting has been off since graduate school and work has exploded, but I want to give an update. Last winter, I completely stopped running and ate myself up to my heaviest every. This winter I plan on getting back into shape for next summer.
So much more to say, but time is out for now.