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it-seems-to-be-real-fun-to-run-naked-during-the-pandemic

In many ways, the 5 km I ran on Saturday was like any other race: the tall, thin boys jumped fast ahead. The spectators rang the ccowbells.

But the audience was naked.

 

This is because the race was part of the Optional 5K Bouncing Buns clothing at Sunny Rest Resort, a nudist resort in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.

 

"Many of us stop doing unconventional things, especially as we get older," said Ron Horn, race director and co-owner of Pretzel City Sports, which started the race.

 

I ran a few races in Pretzel City clothing (or "textiles", as they are called naked runners), but the nude competition never attracted me, especially when there were another million races to run.

 

But this year it caught my attention in part, because almost all other races were canceled because of the coronavirus. In this pandemic season, when we cover our faces in public, why not reveal the rest? What a fun way to experience some freedom in times of fear, pain, limitation and frustration.

 

But I hesitated. I went to the "extra" pools in Las Vegas, so nudity wasn't that important. But running empty? He seemed so uncomfortable.

 

And yet: I kept getting emails about this race, a year later flooded with bad news that came very close to my house. In March, four members of my family fell ill with Covid-19. In June, my brother was in the hospital for a few weeks after a driver overturned him while riding his bicycle.

 

I spent five months trying to find glimmers of joy in small, simple things, like the sight of a bird in a tree I planted last year or the feeling of my dog's very soft ear. But the idea of something big, extravagant, which would get me out of my discouragement, had a certain appeal.

 

Running is great, especially naked in the opinion of the runners. It is a great way for them to reveal quarantine stress and to enjoy this pandemic summer. It is a more specific running way, but who enjoys, is free to try, pulling the trigger of adrenaline and self confidence.

 

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2 years ago

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Duckie helps feeding fish!

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two-ducks-were-taken-in-the-back-seat-of-a-police-car-in-the-republic-of-moldova

A few hours ago, this weekend, a photo was published in a popular Facebook group that soon managed to go viral, being appreciated with various reactions by several hundred people.

 

The photo in question shows an police car with two ducks transported on the back seat, although after only a few hours it was removed for unknown reasons, and earlier even the possibility to comment on the post was disconnected.

 

Obviously it is an photoshop , but one that from the beginning made us think of another, published in the same group, a day earlier. Saturday, August 22, at the intersection of Ismail Street with bd. Stephen the Great and Saint, a pair geese were caught.

 

 

Being alone on the street, it immediately made us think of the idea that a police crew from Chisinau managed to catch them and take them away from the dangers of road traffic, but this only in our dreams could it happen.

 

The real photo behind the edited one is the one attached below. It was shoot somewhere in the United States, where there are countless cases when the police are involved in "evacuating" animals from the roads.

 

By the way, let's not forget that in the US there is even an animal police - an organization empowered to punish those people who do not take proper care, or make fun of them.

 

 

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@Lthrmrk That's actually me in the car. It was taken in Indiana. I was taking them to an animal rescue after their owners called and said they couldn't care for them
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