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Barefoot Running A Positive Change For Some

Barefoot Running A Positive Change For Some

Barefoot Running A Positive Change For Some By News Published 3 hours ago comments Tweet Share Share Print Jan Hetherington has been running barefoot for three years. Photo: SF Gate One Oakland, California resident is happy about her decision to go shoeless. Admittedly, barefoot running isn’t for everyone. There is widespread debate as to whether or not taking off the shoes and heading out on the streets or trails is good for the body. Still, this doesn’t mean there are proponents for the natural way. Three years ago, Oakland, Ca. resident Jan Hetherington, 61, decided to do away with her running shoes. Four days a week, she jogs around Lake Merrit. “It feels like being a child again,” she says. Hetherington was influenced by Chris McDougal’s best-selling book, BORN TO RUN. ”I wanted to throw my arms in the air because it felt so glorious,” she admits of her first experien...

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