Sorry I haven’t updated in a while! I have been running often, though, and have had some great runs!
I ran barefoot on the beach for about 2 miles a month or so ago. That was a lot of fun. The only complaint is that the beach is not an even surface, so it bothers my ankles a bit to run on the beach (whether I wear shoes or not). But the view sure is nice and I almost always see dolphins on my runs out there.
We also went on a trail run (wore my Vibrams for that) and I just love trails. I love hopping over the roots and rocks because it makes me feel like a kid again. The mileage on that run was a little over a 5K.
We went on a long run 2 weeks ago (5.25 miles) and that was great. That is the longest run I have ever done (even when I was wearing clunky shoes) so I am excited about that. I wore a cheap pair of Nike water shoes for the run and they were good and I had no issues (I did wear socks).
On a speed related note, I now have the ability to go faster than when I wore my regular running shoes! I am a seriously slow runner, but am excited to report that I ran a 12 minute mile last week! I felt like I was going to be ill while doing it, but I pushed through. I hope to get to a 10 minute mile at some point!