This has to be the oldest sport there is, no? Individual competition to find out who is the strongest, fastest, best jumper, best thrower, and so on, is ancient. I have to say the hurdles have always fascinated me. I attempted them once as a 7th grader I think. I quickly found out that I wasn’t cut out for them. I’m just not flexible. If you’ve ever seen a really good hurdler, its stunning to watch. The grace they glide over the hurdles with with…. their heads barely rise, as if they aren’t actually jumping. Just their legs come up, and then down. Almost like ballet. They make it look effortless. Stunning. Were you a hurdler? Bravo! One of my best friends is (not surprisingly she’s also a gymnast). And she was one of the very talented ones. Very cool.
Well, it is late here, and I fear I’m starting to ramble on and near to not making any sense…. So I will say ta ta until tomorrow.