Nice chill run by my lonesome. Ran from my house out to the Fields and did Roller Coasters. It was epic. It's like a real roller coaster bc it's just up down up down up down wheeee and it's fun. On my way back home I saw some birds flying and it was pretty interesting. Rather than flying In a "V" shape, they were all lined up diagonally. I was watching and was very interested in how they were all the same distance between each other and flapping their wings at the same time. Then suddenly, the front 3 birds started going a little quicker and to the left. The rest of the pack started slowing and drifting to the left, and they all started making noise. Then the front of the back pack zoomed and reconnected with the front pack, and all of the others followed without question.
I connected this back to Cross Country races. We try our hardest to keep a nice pack, and the front people always break off and the next pack never really pushes with them. I feel like the communication was the most important part of the birds' packing. The front group left, started to leave, then they all communicated and regrouped back together. I honestly learned a lot from these birds and I'm pretty sure I'm going to use this lesson whenver I talk about teamwork. I konw it's probably not that easy, and these birds fly together every day to practice. It's just going to be something that we have to work on together, and master the art of packing.