Gawd, I love running

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Just had to get this on record. Yesterday I went for a run, and it was one of those where I'd planned a relatively short 4+ miles but wound up going 6+ because it felt so good. A lot of this was because I was soaking in the scenery. It was one of those early spring days where there was sunshine on the wheatfields (rural E. Washington) which are a mix of brown earth, shades of green from the winter wheat coming up, and yellow from the dried grass, against a background mix of blue sky and big dark clouds. I was running along a back road without a car or another person in sight; a brisk wind, and an occasional hawk overhead and birdsong in the background. So I ran, and absorbed, and/or let go, and just enjoyed the rhythm of the run, the peace and simple beauty of the fields, sky, and road, and appreciated the solitude and the health that allows me to do this.

So yes, my being able to run is a blessing, and before I forget, I'll say thank you.
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    1854 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Sounds like a great run!
    Way to go.
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    1859 days ago
    You paint such a spectacular picture of that run -- I feel like I was right there with ya (maybe following along on a bike though -- not quite up to that long of a run just yet!)
    Thanks for sharing!
    1859 days ago
    Sounds like an awesome run! Some days it just flows so well and being out in nature like that is so rejuvenating along with the running!
    1859 days ago
    Yay!! Running always gives us what we need (I try to remember that during/after a bad run)! I had a similar "welcome to spring" run last week...these are magical indeed! That we are healthy and strong enough to get out there, sweat a bit and enjoy this amazing world we inhabit...sometimes running is like a prayer to life itself.
    1860 days ago
    feel much the same way!
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    1861 days ago
    Wow, I'd trade you places in a moment if I didn't have my kids here in Tucson! It sounds like a beautiful place and sounds like the weather is beautiful as well. I am working up to being a runner! I am currently working on becoming a walker first but would love to be able to run 6 miles just because I felt like not stopping. Just that thought to me would be a foreign and unlike possibility! Thanks to you, I can put it in as a lofty goal that now does not seem to be an impossible desire!

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