A Note from the Trails

Last night I had the pleasure of running with my Thursday Night Run Group. We met up and headed out on the trails. I was enjoying the warm weather and the sweat rolling down my face when I came upon a whole field of little ones at 'practice' for soccer and flag football. There were coaches yelling here and there, "pay attention". It made me laugh. But what really struck my fancy was seeing one coach 'trying' to talk to a set of 3 or 4 boys who were 6 or 7ish maybe. As he was facing them trying to talk to them, there was one little boy who had his flag football belt on with the flags hanging down to mid calf, he had his back turned to the coach, looking up at the beautiful cumulus clouds pointing to them with one hand, while the other hand was not picking, but digging up his hiney hoser as he shouts out, "those look like mashed potatoes!".

It cracked me up! I have not once thought of those fluffy clouds as mashed potatoes. I thought we were supposed to find turtles, horses, and flowers in the shapes of the clouds-not food!

Averaged an 11:46 for my 3 miles.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I do the same thing when I'm running. Looking at clouds, that is, not the other thing the kid was doing. Gross.

  2. Sounds like a great week with the challenging marathon and the other workouts! Good for you! By the way...I think the young lad was hungry last night with seeing mashed potatoes with the clouds.

  3. Glad you had a great run, funny what the little kids will come out with....

  4. Too funny....you just never know what is going to come out of the mouth of a child. They certainly put a new spin on things.