While on vacation, I took a few moments to check in on the blogosphere. On Running & Rambling, Donald posted about Vibram’s Grip Your World contest. I was jazzed and, with one day left before the contest deadline, I trekked out with my own Vibram’s to create my own entry for the contest.
Well, I did a little hiking out in Squamish, British Columbia wearing my five fingered (or toed rather) footwear, took a few pictures along the way, and promptly forgot about the contest until it was too late. I’m not sure that it matters much anyway.
My grip-your-world perspective, though wonderful in my own mind, is probably not exactly what they were looking for. None-the-less, I shared it with them anyway — AFTER the deadline.
I do love my Vibram’s. I love the way they provide a heightened awareness of the world beneath my feet. While wearing them, I feel more grounded and in touch with the earth. But that’s not what I wrote about.
I wrote about how running (in general) is how I deal with the feeling of my world slipping away from me, how running reminds me that life is good and to hang on to it — to “grip my world.”
It’s not profound but, for me, it works.
Vibram’s Grip Your World site is still taking entries. The contest, however, is over. Whether you entered the contest or are only now pondering the question, how do YOU grip your world? Do tell.