Why Barefoot??

Because being barefoot to me is being raw. Feeling every sharp rock, lush clover, spiky thistle, cushioned blade of grass, slimy covered stones, fragrant feathered flowers, cereal of sand, bead of water, element of litter, and the mash of mud.

Being Barefoot is the promise of prancing in the moonlight, leaping in the waves, running through a meadow, dancing on the porch, and doing all this while enduring a long journey to the end.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Thanks Steve

Last Saturday was the year anniversary of Steve Hall's passing away. While I knew Steve, I know his older brother, sister, and parents better. He has a darling wife and four beautiful children still here. My sister and brother decided to join his wife in running the moonlight run in honour  of his passing. Steve knew how to live life and did it well. It was a very introspective run for me. I was able to run the first mile with my sister Marina which was great. The stars were very bright out and every once in while I would find myself walking only to have a gentle reminder or even cheerleader to get moving again. At the end of this run there is a very steep long hill so needless to say I was walking up it and there came down the hill another runner just watching people and walking along he walked so much like Steve it actually kind of spooked me out at first only to get a confirmation that while that wasn't Steve that he was surely there with all of us. It reminded me of this video.











I hope she doesn't mind but I have copied the words expressed by Steve's Widow Lara.

" I cannot express in words how I feel. Gratitude to friends, family, and God. Thank you to each of you. After a year I should stop being so amazed at how my prayers for peace and comfort continually are answered through your acts of love. But with each kind word, card, message, act of service, I am literally overwhelmed with a feeling of love. I have not been forgotten or forsaken. Thanks for taking time to remember me and especially Steve. I watched my children through the planning and actual day wondering what they were thinking. I believe they were happy to be reminded how amazing their dad was and they were reminded of how many lives he touched (Kobee wore her orange buff around her wrist to church yesterday and to school today). Thank you all. If you can share any pictures or video you have of the run in Lethbridge or Red Deer I would really love that!"

So in her request here is the pictures of the race.

We also had orange buffs made that had Steve's favourite saying "SMASH IT OUT"!
So today I hope you all do that!