Wednesday, July 25, 2007

It's a good run when...

ORN: 5 miles, R4/W1

…you are up before dawn, just throw on a tee shirt and shorts and head out the door.

…you see the first dim light before dawn, turning to grey, purple and orange gradually and beautifully.

…you see a “tablecloth” of ground fog laying across low points on the trail in the still, cool morning air.

…you run into the “tablecloth” and it disappears, then reappears as you pop out on the other side.

…the birds are so loud in their pre-dawn glee you can’t hear your watch beeping.

…you stop and speak to two friends, each recovering from surgery, out walking, gaining strength, feeling and looking great.

…you laugh out loud while running, thinking of Michelle being the first to identify the left-handed infielder as unusual.

…the left knee you tweaked last week when making a call at third base is mostly better.

…you remember a college friend who is coming up on the anniversary of a family tragedy and you remember to write him a note of encouragement.

…you remember it would have been your mother’s 90th birthday and you smile at her memory.

…you persevere through rotten weather, injury and distractions to enjoy a run like this.



IronWaddler said...

That is all so true!

Running Chick said...

beautiful post joe!

Sarah said...

Nice! And don't you think they're all good runs if we really pay attention? : )

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great run, Joe. You should hear what the birds sound like when you have been running all night through the forest and they awake as the sun begins to rise.

Anonymous said...

Celebrating life is what running is all about!

Backofpack said...

Life is good, isn't it?

David said...

good attitude Joe.

Darrell said...

I read this yesterday with a smile and a little misty eyed. I didn't know how to comment then and still don't except to say that runs and posts like this are why we keeping doing it. Thanks!