Tuesday, December 21, 2010

sometimes


"In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life" 
-Mumford & Sons 


Sometimes a run is just a run. 
Sometimes it needs to be completed as training for a race or to reach a goal. 
Sometimes a run is time away from something...
or time with something, someone, myself.
Sometimes a run is long, enduring and easy,
 sometimes it's hard.  
Sometimes it's full of laughter and conversation.
Sometimes it's silent.

And, sometimes, like my last one, it's a short, fast,
 heavy breathing, heart-pumping,
 cold air stinging warm lungs and skin, 
nose-running, tear-inducing,
 all-out effort 
to pound away all of those things
 that need to be released in order to feel like
 I am
 gliding
 again.  

Yeah, that was a good run.

Happiest of Holidays to you and all those you love.  
May you have many miles ahead of you into 2011 and beyond!