After almost two stiffing years in Hong Kong, for the first time, as mass competition was allowed by the Hong Kong authorities, under the form of the Standard Chartered marathon. I knew that one of my goals was indeed running such a race, but I … Continue readingRunning the half-marathon of Hong Kong barefoot
The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down life for many, and obliged to a lot of lifestyle changes. In my case, it was sadly 2020 was a year where my training efforts went dramatically down compared to 2019. It was thus that the appearance of the … Continue readingBAREFOOT TRAIL RUNNING DURING THE PANDEMIC
One year ago, I reflected on the path completed after my starting barefoot running in 2017. As we are now in December, it is time to reflect once more on the progress since then. And one of the best indicators of progress is probably the … Continue reading2 years barefooting and a new milestone: my first half-marathon barefoot!
After the mud race, the next goal was to complete a Spartan race. Ideally, I would have built up my condition some more before joining, but I only had one month after the mud race to prepare myself, so thus I started working on muscling … Continue readingA Spartan race the Spartan way!
Trudging through mud, dashing through a river, crawling in stinky mud, might all seem a horror when wearing shoes, but when do you a mud race barefoot, it all becomes a breeze. It was thus that I participated to my first mud race barefoot. I … Continue readingA Mud Race barefoot
Until recently, I thought I was the only barefoot runner in Hong Kong. Then, one day, as I was on the MacLeHose trail near Sai Kung, with Matthew, we encountered Yuan, a barefoot trail runner in Hong Kong. We had done some exploring previously around … Continue readingEncountering a barefoot trail runner in Hong Kong
It is one year I am running barefoot in Hong Kong. Last Sunday, I decided to join a competitive running 10 kilometers race. With this first 10K barefoot race, it was an occasion of pitting myself against other runners, although, of course, there was not … Continue readingFirst 10K barefoot race
Where I take stock of my first year of barefoot running and hiking. Started as recovery from ACL surgery, barefooting has now become an end per se. … Continue readingOne year barefoot running and hiking
Tai Mo Shan is the highest mountain in Hong Kong, culminating at 957 m. Despite being in Hong Kong for two years already, I had not visited Tai Mo Shan until recently. It must be said that it is a bit out of my way, … Continue readingA barefoot hike on Tai Mo Shan
So, after training, running and hiking barefoot, I decided to participate to one of Smartone’s (my mobile phone provider) fun races. The race seemed essentially geared around promoting the Apple Iwatch and its benefits for training. Nevertheless, it was a fun occasion of going out … Continue readingFirst barefoot “race”