The Leaf Game

The intricacies of a lesser-known sport.

I don't know how many of you have ever been on a 90 minute run, but it is one of the most boring things in the world. As scholars and athletes, my track teammates and I play a game requiring all of our intellect, wit, and academic resolve.

We try to catch leaves that get blown of trees.

Now there are many different schools of thought on how this game should be played. Should you move around, jumping and reaching for the falling prizes? Should you only accelerate and decelerate? The factors are endless.

But, as you go on, you realize something. The best way to catch a leaf is to just keep plugging away, not changing pace or direction. You just have to keep moving forward. You can't control the wind. You let the leaves come to you.

There's probably a life lesson in there somewhere.

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