Why? Well, she's German Baptist. Which means she runs in traditional handsewn, fitted dresses. A stiff net cap covers her hair, and is tied under the chin. It seems like dreadful running gear. Winds would creep under the dress, which might flap and chafe the legs. Surely the tied cap under the chin can't be comfortable while trying to gasp for air. If it were to drizzle, the dress wouldn't shed any water (or sweat) and probably proves to be mighty weighty. Does she get sores, where it buttons snugly around the neck?
Each time I see her, her focus and determination to run on this curvy hilly road in such a get-up fills me with admiration. And I feel thankful for every stitch of running gear I own.
Francie likes to watch me running. When I run alongside her pasture, she often trots beside me.
Readers, do you think you could run in traditional German Baptist clothing?