the hike and bike trail has many different people. other than the runners,speed walkers, joggers and bikers there are people out for a breath of fresh air with their children tagging behind, the couples holding hands and taking in the nature surrounding them, old men trying to look hip with their way too revealing jogging shorts, women wearing three sports bras, groups of business men out after work, the two girl friends with matching walkmen running side by side in time and the man pretending to stretch who is really looking at other people's asses. and then there's me. in green shorts and an austin high imitation sorority shirt, my car key in my scuzzy tennis shoes. i run to solve problems. run then walk. run then walk. until all i'm focused on is the breathing inside me and the sound of my feet hitting the gravel of the trail.