Have you ever thought about jacking your job in and just running, Forrest Gumplike, for miles and miles and miles? Here’s inspiration for you: Barefoot Aleks quit his work as a teacher, made himself a pair of minimal running sandals and set off to run the length of Europe, 5-6000km from Norway to Spain (read more, p17). He took these photos of himself training barefoot in the Peak District. Wondering if barefoot running is for you? Read our feature next issue, on sale 11 May.