Boldly Barefoot

Barefoot Running

Michael Sander, of Boulder, warms up on a treadmill at the South Boulder Recreation Center before going running barefoot in the snow on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. (KASIA BROUSSALIAN)

Sunny, clear sidewalks, highs nearing 50 today — it seems like a much more reasonable day to go running barefoot than the day I met Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee. Last Friday, as it snowed, I met them at the South Boulder Rec Center and chatted with them as they warmed up inside on a treadmill before heading out for a barefoot run around the lake. Here’s the story.

And to think: Before this, I was amazed by people who run with bare legs in the winter…

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