|Around other people|
|Person:||cross country isn't even a real sport|
|Runner:||FUK OFF MATE RUNNING IS THE REALEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER DONE I WILL LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR THIS SPORT|
|On the team|
|Coach:||mile repeats on the track today at goal pace|
|Runner:||Everything hurts and running is terrible|
Some rough concept pieces I created for a Nike pitch last year which sadly never came to fruition! In this line of work you often create things which end up never being used or seen by anybody! This was one of those cases.
It began when I joined that cross country team in high school. I started feeling confident. I became addicted to pushing myself harder and harder, never giving up on anything. I became a leader, realizing that running isn’t the only thing I can push myself to do well in. On a 10 mile run, I left my worries about other people’s opinions all over the road. Throughout the years, I left the hurt, stereotypes, sadness, and self-pity all over the trail behind me, like dirt. Pretty soon, the path in front of me began to look like no one had ever run on it before, like it was made just for me to brake the tape at the finish line, even though I had never really won a race. I became addicted to finding myself in every step, every breath. Every 5K was a work of art, a journey where I came closer and closer to who I was meant to be. And to think… it all started when I rolled out of bed at 7AM to join that crazy cross country team.
It’s not about what you’re capable of, it’s about what you are willing to endure.
Leonardo Da Vinci
I feel the same about running(via trailflow)
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
Replace the word jogging with the word running and got perfection.
Run for Aidan with my sister
Racing is a true experience. Only the conditions are artificial. My entire self is engaged in a genuine struggle against time and distance and those around me. All my strengths, physical and emotional and moral, are called upon to decide the issue.
I wonder if their kids will have play dates.
The Ultimate Duo!
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