There is little more inspiring to me than kids and athletics. Come back in the next week or two for more thoughts on how essential sports are for children and teens. For now, click here to read the incredible Wall Street Journal article about the 17-year-old runner, Jackie Marsh, “When A Race For Women Was Crazy,” by Scott Cacciola. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all travel back in time to the 1970s to run with the Playboy Bunnies?
I love this quote from Scott Cacciola’s Wall Street Journal article because it reminds me how wonderful it would be if we could all find our own sources of inner strength, means of catharsis, and be as progressive as was the young Jackie Marsh.
“For Marsh (née Dixon), running was a source of inner strength. She grew up in a troubled home, she said, but developed a sense of self-reliance by going on long runs, her training frequently reaching 100 miles a week by age 16. She was part of the San Jose Cindergals, an impressive—and progressive—all-girls running team coached by Augie Argabright, who pushed Marsh to excel.”
Photo By Kathrine Switzer from The WSJ