Son's first XC meet of the season: The race was fine, but this is more important: I am there barefoot, and intend to run cool-down with his high school team. Without prompting him to do this, I notice my son's XC flats are off and he is prepared to run the cool-down barefoot. Now, as a good dad, I don't make a big deal out of this for fear of ruining it. We're just chatting and being cool; and then spontaniously three other guys decide to run the cool-down barefoot!
Before we start the cool down, coach says something like, "Any of you guys cut your foot I'm gonna stick it in your eye," or something equally ridiculous.. .
We ran it barefoot, all grass. They guys liked it. All eyes and feet intact.