I’m not sure what amount of Yoga could get someone to this level of flexibility, but I am sure that devoting energy to stretching every day clearly yields results for some.
Taking a break from the training and food-related anecdotes here, I bring you something entirely unique and ridiculous:
After my run last Saturday, we spent the afternoon and evening in Boulder. It’s one of my favorite towns for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which you never know what you’ll experience.
This street-performer has been rolling out his blanket and folding into a box for at least 14 years now. D saw him in 1998, during his first trip to Colorado. He made no hesitation in identifying him last weekend:
“That’s the guy that folds into a box!!”
Just like it sounds; he folds himself (all 6+ ft) into a 20” x 20” box. And holds it in there while the audience ogles and “whooas” and takes a picture.
If nothing else, this is a story of perseverance. For more than 20 years he has been performing on the street, making a living by stretching, doing a 5-minute show and folding his long limbs into crazy positions. All the while he interacts with his audience and makes it a sight to see. “The Box Man”.
What’s the best street performance you’ve come across in travels?
If you could choose one thing, ANY THING, to do for 20 years,
what would it be?
I would be a running coach (with a side of Nutrition). Clearly I’ve found some place with running that feels more “me” than anything else; I love the community it brings together and the people you unexpectedly relate to. I love the process of training (or just keeping at it, no races in mind), learning, succeeding, and going back for more!