Increased yesterday's total by half a mile, running 2.5 miles barefoot today. Like yesterday, I did the run on grassy soccer fields, which is in my opinion the best surface to run on when starting out barefoot.
Though the shoes will come on at some point, I think doing a lot of barefoot runs is great at this juncture. For one, I can reacclimate to running barefoot and just running in general at the same time, as I come back from injury. Killing two birds with one stone, as the cliche goes. Perhaps three birds, when you consider how barefoot running increases foot strength.
I'm also a bit apprehensive to run on trails or roads at this point. With trails, I have a fear of stepping on a rock or root and tweaking my foot again. But perhaps that's irrational, as if the foot is handling these shorter barefoot runs fine, I should be okay with standard trail shoes on the trails. But still, the fear lingers. As for the fear of running on roads... well roads just suck.
Ran 2.5 miles @ 8:58/mile pace.
Upper 70s, partly cloudy.
Barefoot, shorts, sleeveless shirt.