Friday, June 26, 2009
Fawns and Leprechauns
I have been compared to many things while running on trails. I'm not sure why, but people like to say, "look at you running along the trail, you're just like a .....fill in the blank. I have heard all the fairy like terms... sprite, pixie, nymph, and my personal favorite, Leprechaun (I think it was the green shorts I was wearing that day). Then there are all the animal similes... antelope, bull in a china shop (it was a rough trail), mountain goat, deer, and most recently, bunny rabbit (I liked that one). Today I ran 4 miles on the easy trails behind the schools and I found myself thinking, "look at me, I'm running like a timid little fawn." I am being very careful with foot placement and concentrating on keeping the right leg in good alignment. It is feeling good, but not natural and flowing yet. I'm hoping to be back to Leprechaun by next week, but fawn is OK for now.