The Art of Running

10879178_ae09e33fbc_m.jpgIt gets a bit harder to run along Town Lake when the mercury threatens to explode cartoonishly from the thermometer. Austin’s oppressive summer heat creates certain distractions — the look of tortured exertion is plainly visible on the faces of runners-by — that can overwhelm the inherent pleasures of the hike-and-bike trail. In these conditions, it helps both physical and mental wellness to stop for water at the various fountains along the route.

If you stop at the Pfluger Bridge fountain, you might get the added benefit of meeting Rick Calzadilla. Rick is a regular visitor to the trail, displaying his work to the joggers and walkers who care to look. You might also catch him painting or shooting photographs around the area.

But even if you couldn’t care less about the art, it’s worth a few minutes to hang out with Rick. With some cool shade and good conversation, you might remember that the Town Lake trail is more than just a place to punish yourself in the heat.

1 Comment so far

  1. Rick Calzadilla (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the words wae
    Rick Calzadilla here

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