Eddie at an XC meet
Jax at an XC meet
Jessie A. once told me that seeing a runner on the street gives her the urge to run. I didn't believe her then. I wasn't yet a runner.
Now I know what she was talking about. Seeing someone run fluidly reminds me of how good it feels when I get into what I call the "rhythm" or flow of my run. And it makes me want to move.
Yesterday I saw three deer running through the neighborhood. I stopped the carpool and just stared in awe. It made me want to move. Humans were also made to run. It is a beautiful form of movement.
I admire the stamina, determination and tenacity it takes to run Cross Country. I see the effort and time my boys put into this sport. Again, I watch with awe.
I wish my photography skills could capture the moments better (and that my camera would take the picture right when I push the button--I get lots of shots of the port-a-potties in the background just after my runners fly past me!).
For more on running and flow, check out Danny Dreyer's book Chi Running (http://www.amazon.com/ChiRunning-Revolutionary-Approach-Effortless-Injury-Free/dp/1416549447/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253179498&sr=1-1). Then tell me what you think about it.
BTW, this is what Liv thinks of the XC Meets (boring!):
Yes. Things of beauty.