It is HOT!!!

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    Chad Williams on #14859

    Today could have been the hottest day of my life. Believe me when I tell you, I have seen some hot ones. I used to work as a roofer during my high school summers and be up there when the heat index was around 110. Also with the heat reflecting off of the dark-colored tar, you got cooked from both sides. It was so hot, that you couldn’t touch the roof with bare skin without getting 1st or 2nd degr

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    Mike Young on #72408

    One time when I was at LSU working out in the middle of summer a guy came out on to the track to run barefoot. For those that haven’t been to LSU’s Bernie Moore stadium, all parts of it are either rubberized or concrete and there’s no real sources of shade. Also, other than special events, there’s only one entrance and exit to the track. On this particular day it was over 100 degrees out there (which usually meant it was about 110+ on the track). This guy made it about 200m before the soles of his feet burned off and he had to crawl back to get his shoes and leave.

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    Nick Newman on #72409

    i have also burn’t my feet on a hot track before…not nice!

    funny thing though, when i went to Australia a while back for a vacation, we went to Alice Springs right in the middle of the desert so to speak, and while we could hardly go outside because it was around 120+ degrees, the natives were walking around wearing only shorts with no shoes on and quite happily going about their business…the human body, amazing!

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    Chad Williams on #72412

    One time when I was at LSU working out in the middle of summer a guy came out on to the track to run barefoot. For those that haven’t been to LSU’s Bernie Moore stadium, all parts of it are either rubberized or concrete and there’s no real sources of shade. Also, other than special events, there’s only one entrance and exit to the track. On this particular day it was over 100 degrees out there (which usually meant it was about 110+ on the track). This guy made it about 200m before the soles of his feet burned off and he had to crawl back to get his shoes and leave.

    I like those moments, when you must stop what you are doing just to see how the situation is going to pan out.

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    Mike Young on #72414

    The skin had literally come off of his feet. It was disgusting. And kinda funny.

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    Daniel Andrews on #72417

    The skin had literally come off of his feet. It was disgusting. And kinda funny.

    He needed feet like mine. Hard as a rock on the bottom with calluses from barefoot movement my whole life and a little more help with over 2000 miles of humping around with my ruck and heavy weapons in the Marine Corps.

    I once stepped on a small nail while barefoot only to have it pierce only part of calluses on my feet. It stayed stuck there for the duration of a 3 x 1k interval session on grass from whenever i picked it up.

    I often ran at the warm-up track adjacent to Tad Gormley stadium in New Orleans and on the roads in Okinawa barefoot and never suffered any kind of loss of skin like you just mentioned. Sure it was hot and the bottoms of my feet where black when I finished, but it’s worse when you are walking barefooted on hot surfaces.

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    Winning22 on #72419

    [quote author="Mike Young" date="1221615433"]The skin had literally come off of his feet. It was disgusting. And kinda funny.

    He needed feet like mine. Hard as a rock on the bottom with calluses from barefoot movement my whole life and a little more help with over 2000 miles of humping around with my ruck and heavy weapons in the Marine Corps.

    I once stepped on a small nail while barefoot only to have it pierce only part of calluses on my feet. It stayed stuck there for the duration of a 3 x 1k interval session on grass from whenever i picked it up.

    I often ran at the warm-up track adjacent to Tad Gormley stadium in New Orleans and on the roads in Okinawa barefoot and never suffered any kind of loss of skin like you just mentioned. Sure it was hot and the bottoms of my feet where black when I finished, but it’s worse when you are walking barefooted on hot surfaces.[/quote]

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    Chad Williams on #72421

    Here’s one, kinda relates to the beginning of my blog.

    My roofing boss, just imagine Buddha with a flat top, liked to roof in the Buddha position. It was particularly hot one day, as it was every other day in the summer, and the roof was probably closing in on 150 degrees. Me being the smart 130lb kid, wore gloves and didn’t touch the hot roof. My Buddha Boss,a 300lb big man, stayed in his Buddha position all day and made fun of my girly gloves and fear of the hot roof. Well, the end of the day comes and Buddha stands up to find that his leg, the one that was on the roof all day, had the makings of a 2nd degree burn.

    So in the end my Buddha boss realizes that his burnt leg hurts and his 130lb worker, while lacking man-strength, was perhaps smarter than he originally thought.

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    Daniel Andrews on #72425

    [quote author="dbandre" date="1221617177"][quote author="Mike Young" date="1221615433"]The skin had literally come off of his feet. It was disgusting. And kinda funny.

    He needed feet like mine. Hard as a rock on the bottom with calluses from barefoot movement my whole life and a little more help with over 2000 miles of humping around with my ruck and heavy weapons in the Marine Corps.

    I once stepped on a small nail while barefoot only to have it pierce only part of calluses on my feet. It stayed stuck there for the duration of a 3 x 1k interval session on grass from whenever i picked it up.

    I often ran at the warm-up track adjacent to Tad Gormley stadium in New Orleans and on the roads in Okinawa barefoot and never suffered any kind of loss of skin like you just mentioned. Sure it was hot and the bottoms of my feet where black when I finished, but it’s worse when you are walking barefooted on hot surfaces.[/quote]

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    No, I still have calluses all over my feet and they are as hard as rocks. I don’t think piercing deadskin makes one a bad ass.

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    Patrick Pyle on #72428

    Chad, i’m surprised you kept your hat on!

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    Chad Williams on #72434

    Chad, i’m surprised you kept your hat on!

    My face was torched from prolonged exposure to the sun, meaning I went surfing and didn’t put on sunscreen.

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