Avoid the pitfalls of too much too soon (TMTS).
Mistake: <<I set out [barefoot] on a sunny afternoon along my usual route of about 4 ½ miles. I felt great while being careful to run on the balls of my feet so there would be less impact on my knees and more fatigue in my calves. The change in my running style activated muscles not typically engaged. I felt inspired and invigorated by the change, but ended up tearing my feet to absolute ribbons.>>
Punishment: <<After the run, I hobbled around for days in Neosporin-covered feet, barely able to walk. >> Story Here