Crossing the streams

 The Frosty 5K is one of two races I ran-walked Saturday.  We were on a trail near Jefferson, Georgia.  It’s about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta.   The Jefferson High cross country teams use the privately-owned, wooded, stream-crossed terrain  for training and regional meets.  One of the biggest challenges is trying to get across the streams without soaking your shoes, socks and feet.    You see different approaches.    Some leap,  others skim across as fast as they can move, and still others use the tippy-toe approach.  Regardless of which technique used, it’s almost impossible to make it across without getting water inside your shoes.  It’s consoling to remember from experience that they’ll soon be dry again.

The friction created by running speeds the evaporation.    It was a beautiful afernoon to be in the woods and crossing the streams.  The temperature was in the mid 60s  and it was another bright-sunshiny day in Georgia.


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