Ok... in addition to working towards pure barefoot running, I also have been working on eating well. But that doesn't mean eating just vegetables, tree bark etc... I continue to come across amazing recipes that are also great for you. Here's a link to some Raspberry Thumbprint cookies that are grain/dairy/soy free, that somehow magically come out awesome! Check it out from Lillian's Test Kitchen !
Also this weekend, I was glad my wife was able to pick up Barefoot Running: How to run light and free by Michael Sandler from the library. I had started to read it last month, but didn't finish it. It's a great book, with a lot of training tips that I have been using. Not so sure about the touchy feely "get in synch with the earth by bonding with it" part, but from a technical perspective it is a terrific resource.
It was a great morning on the Incline, however my time was a bit slow. I certainly was feeling the effects of not working out for 3 days and being a bit more liberal with my food choices over the weekend. Regardless, my feet were feeling great on the way down. I am starting to notice that I am developing more padding in my feet, and they were much less tender today. The moon was really cool, as it was a crescent, but bright enough you could see the glowing outline of the entire moon. Snapped the obligatory photo below :-)