Thursday, July 21, 2011

Some Good Dirt

Last week we had a huge rainstorm. I mean hail coming down and cracking windows, but the good thing is it made for lovely barefoot running!

The dirt road around the perimeter was turned into a child's play ground. Hopping through puddles, slugging through thick mud, or sometimes just feeling cool dirt beneath my feet.  Nothing compares to this.

When I got home my feet were full of nice brown earth and I proceeded to tell my teenage daughter how much fun it was. She just looked at me with a strange face.  We have been so stuffed with put on your shoe syndrome that something as therapeutic as mud on our feet seems strange.  What has happened?

 I remember loving being barefoot at a kid with the grass beneath me. Now it's rare to see a child without a highly supportive shoe on and even more rare for an adult.  That run was nothing but pure joy!

Keep spreading the word.. Tell everyone to RUN SMILEY!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome!! I love squiggling my toes in the mud after a rain!