It’s time to start thinking about the next Barefoot Journey giveaway. The last two (for an Invisible Shoe huarache kit and a copy of Ken Bob Saxton’s “Barefoot Running Step by Step”) have been successful and fun. So I’m going to run another giveaway, with the prize to be given away sometime in the early Fall.
Once again, I’m asking for input re what the prize might be. Keep in mind that the final choice will be mine – but your comments will help me choose something that most people would like. (After all, that’s the real point of a giveaway, isn’t it?)
First, a little background about the options:
1/ George Sheehan’s “Running and Being” was my bible when I started running 30 years ago. It’s back in print, so I’ve just ordered a copy, which I’ll review soon on this blog. Here are a couple of worthy quotes about Sheehan and the book.
“With Running&Being, George sets the standard. It remains the philosophical bible for all runners and is a genuine classic. This should be mandatory reading for any athlete looking for answers to the game of life.” Joe Henderson, Runner’s World
“George’s mind always outran us. More than anyone, he widened running’s moral purpose, which was not to live longer but to live better, to have more energy and self-worth and clarity for all the more important things to do in life.” Robert Lipsyte, New York Times
2/ Hammer Nutriton products are the only nutritional supplements I use (specifically, HEED, Hammer Gels, and Perpetuum; and I’m about to give Recoverite a try), either for training or racing. They’re made with natural products, they’re suitable for vegan or kosher diets, and they work. So I’d be happy to put together a package of single serving Hammer products for you to try.
3/ Another Invisible Shoe DIY huarache kit. This would be the standard (not the new FeelTrue model) huarache kit, in either the standard or large foot size. You already know how I feel about Invisible Shoe huaraches. They’re simply the best – the only – kit a barefoot runner needs besides his or her own feet.