Below are Sue’s posts from the road.
Is the Camino calling you? Join Sue Kenney, Camino expert and author on a journey of lifetime. September 23-30, 2014. It’s enough distance to receive the coveted Compostela Certificate that will write you into the history of the Camino forever? We’ll stay in pensions/hotels, with breakfast included, Camino Coaching and Guidance with Sue, and backpack transport service available We will walk for 6 days and spend the last night at the 5 Star Parador Hotel in Santiago. It’s a perfect time of year to walk. Watch the trailer from the Documentary film Las Peregrinas. My Camino Walk with Sue Kenney Fall 2014 Just over 100 kilometers over 6 days. Average 18 km/day. Be a simple pilgrim.
Once again writers unite. This weekend is the Muskoka Novel Marathon, an event that promotes and raises money for literacy. I participated in 2004 and 2005, in both cases with Bruce Pirrie. We co-wrote 2 different manuscripts and raised money for this cause as well. In 2006 we went back with a crew to shoot a film about the event called FlipBook with a group of talented artists who created a film to share this cause with the world.
On Friday night, the Juno and Gemini award-winning singer/composer/song writer Sarah Slean stepped out on the main stage in a gorgeous white dress and teal blue Barebottom Shoes. She drew attention to her dress calling it a “Jetson’s Dress” and then I heard the words from the back of the audience. Sarah pointed out her Barebottom Shoes! She said wearing them made her feel like a forest nymph. Then she suggested the audience go to my booth and buy a pair. What an incredible testimonial! Crowds visited us throughout the weekend and lots of people tried on the shoes and bought too.
This year’s artistic line-up is anchored by women of influence both culturally and musically, including Ani DiFranco, Rosanne Cash and Hydra (featuring AroarA, Feist, Snowblink). Come for the weekend or for a day!
In Step One, we covered some reasons people might want to go barefoot and how to overcome the fears and social barriers that might get in the way. In Step Two, we’re going to delve into what it’s really like going barefoot (outside your home!) and what to expect out of it.
We’ll talk about our own definitions of what it means to be “barefooters,” discuss the wide variety of physical and social environments in which barefooting is both possible and practical, and offer strategies for making it work for people who want to do it.
We’ll be discussing our own experiences: Sue Regan Kenney (designer of Barebottom Shoes) will talk about her recent 225km barefoot walk on the Camino, and Stephanie Welch (author of the upcoming Human Body User Manual will share her experiences in both urban and natural environments. We’ll also both share our experiences and perspectives on barefoot running.
Based on feedback and questions from the first webinar we held in May, we have even more facts, tips and ideas to share with you along the way. And we’ll be answering more questions again live at the end. (Be sure to add yours in the Q&A app, either in advance or during the event!) We will announce a special offer on the purchase of Barebottom Shoes on the website www.barebottomshoes.com at the end of the Webinar. Don’t miss it!
Know someone you’d like to share more about barefooting with? Feel free to invite friends and family by forwarding them this registration link.
Watch the first Practical Barefooting Webinar here:
YouTube version: Practical Barefooting Webinar
Heidi Fiscus is a respected barefooter who writes a blog called Barefoot and Paleo. She was kind enough to purchase a pair of Barebottoms Original suede shoes and then offered to do a review that highly recommends them. And she’s offering a free giveaway but you’ll have to read her blog to find out more about that.