"I was very nervous beforehand, and it was a little bit surreal, disorienting and dizzying -- but surprising how quickly you get used to it," said Karu, whose previous experience running blindfolded was limited to a lap around a track a couple of weeks before.- SD
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Into The Darkness To Appreciate the LIght (Maine Today)
Here's an interesting idea to help people appreciate the challenges of being blind - a blindfolded 5k! Check out this great article from Maine Today about the Vision 5k in Boston, MA, a national championship race with the added option of the "Blindfold Challenge" that lets sighted runners simulate a blind running experience with blindfolds and guides.
(Escorted by Marc Chalufour, Candace Karu of Cape Elizabeth finishes the Vision 5K, where she ran the Blindfold Challenge; photo courtesy of Maine Today)Favorite quote: