Running Free

When I was in junior high I was on the track team and loved it. I was a distance runner and loved the freedom I felt when I was running. In the summer we were supposed to also run so that we would be ready for the upcoming season.

My favorite time to run was really late at night. The air was cool and crisp and there's no one on the streets at 3am. Got into a routine and just enjoyed my nights. It felt like the city was mine. Most of the time I ran without a shirt because I hate the constricting feeling.
I guess that feeling was growing within me because somehow I got the idea of "I wonder if I could make it in just my sneakers?" So I got ready, laced up my shoes tossed my keys in a nearby bush and off I went. Into the foggy night about 4am. The feeling was amazing, running through the empty streets with nothing on but my sneakers. Also where I was living was on a busy street next to the high school so the risk was a little high despite the time. After about 20 minutes or so I figured my naked time should probably come to an end before a cop caught me. That was one of my first experiences naked in the streets and it was so liberating.
madbaker7 madbaker7
1 Response Dec 11, 2012

That is great. Running naked in the night was one of my most fun experiences, in Seattle while in college.