Sunday, May 11, 2008

I run with my mouth wide, wide open.

Why do I run?

Because I have no short answer to this question, I direct you to Dave Eggers' You Shall Know Our Velocity.  Below, you will find a ten page excerpt from the book that I find to be quite fantastic.  In a roundabout way I feel as though it offers some insight to the reasons I enjoy running.  It is from this book that the name of this blog was derived.

Its a shame that some runners don't know about the nomadic Jumping People who were indigenous to Chile, weighed as much as mountains, and were convinced a bird's mouth was more important to its flight than its wings.*

* This group may or may not be fabricated by Mr. Eggers.

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