Thought I give a little shout out to a new little site I’m putting together called Tales from the Foot. I’m hoping it’ll eventually evolve into the destination on the web for barefooting. Schedules, news, stories, what ever. There really isn’t much there yet, but I’m working on it.
The name came up in my brainstorming for an unused URL. I wanted it to be somewhat barefoot related in the name and also evoke the idea of the stories that people tell each regarding their exploits on the water. First thing that came to mind was related to the Fish Tales people tell each other, but Foot Tales just didn’t do it for me. Same with Barefoot Tales and Foot Stories. I also wanted it to be somewhat original (no, I didn’t get inspired by the name Tales from the Crypt, at least not knowingly, but maybe that was in my head subconsciously). The goal is to have lots of stories out there, not just who won each tournament, but personal stories that are funny and or entertaining. Those stories that you share with your friends… here’s an example of a story that you would see out there, in addition to the tournament type stories.
There was this one time I tried a step off, hadn’t really made one yet and basically didn’t care for them that much. When my friends did them, we always spent way too much time looking for the ski later. Well, I decided to give it another whirl. I knew the process in my head, plant the foot, slowly transfer my weight to it and the step off the ski. Well, I guess I rushed it a little bit and face planted hard… not once, but three times. My face hit the water and then I kept spinning, saw the sky, hit the water again, saw something blue again, and then faceplanted a final time. I came up seeing stars, lots of them. I decided to call it a day. Luckily we didn’t have to spend anytime looking for the ski, it was just an arm’s length away from. And it was 3 years before I tried that again. Deep waters were much easier.
Bookmark it and stop by over the next couple weeks and watch it evolve. You should see things changing on it every couple of days for the next few weeks as I build the best barefoot website on the web.
Have ideas or suggestions? First give me a little time to get my ideas going out there. Come February, feel free to start sending them my way.
This site isn’t going anywhere. This will still be my personal blog.