Running Thoughts

by cecimadden

what a beautiful day.  it’s not even that cold.  clockwise or counterclockwise today?  ok, run, don’t walk.  check your form.  careful on the foot.  quicker steps.  feet on the ground for as little time as possible.  don’t take lazy steps.  lighter, lighter.  good posture.

in, 2, 3, 4, out, 2, 3, 4. in, 2, 3, 4, out, 2, 3, 4.

is that a tree branch growing out of the train trestle?  crazy amazing.  what a beautiful day.  e x – h a l e. (spit.) thank God for the sun.  it’s not even that cold.  look at that view.

let’s move to the grass instead of the pavement.  i wonder how far i’ve run.  actually, who cares.  maybe i should do some reps on the steps. {flood of memories of doing bleachers with coach carr in high school.} i can’t believe i’m doing this voluntarily right now.  how many sets should i do?  five.  no, two.  no, three. three.

another lap around the grass.  {flood of good memories as i approach the softball field.}  that was something i was really good at.  i need to find something i am that good at again.

1, 2, 3, 4, out, 2, 3, 4.

i could do this every day.  some people do do this every day.  i should call my mom.  i should write my friends.  i should look up a race to run this spring.  i should bake a cake tonight.  {flood of tasks to add to the to-do list.}

be in the moment. no really, focus. quicker steps. how’s the foot? smile.  (there’s no one to smile at.) smile anyway.

1, 2, 3, 4, out, 2, 3, 4.


enjoy this.  anything looks beautiful with the sun shining on it, doesn’t it?  ready to stop.  wind. down.  breath. deeply.  move. faster…


(ps – now you know truly how short my runs are.)