Wednesday’s Words

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

“One run can change your day, many runs can change your life.” ~ Unknown

I’m #11, pretending I know how to use my watch, ordered tacos by accident. Photo sourced by NBR.

“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.” ~ Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder

Running

Don’t think
Run
Unplant my feet
Bare and free
Shedding my speed
Unknown by markers
Unguided by flags
Trails not covered
Forward going
Not slowing
Sailing
Prevailing

Tight pants music free
Feeling the path
Moving my ass
Deep breathing
People seeing
Running

Track winding forever crossing
Seeing new
Feeling hands
Spreading across
Open wide
Moving fast
Gamboling, Frolicking
Glowing
Running

Sweat beading
Sneakers shredding
Heart and chest-beating
Passing
Moving to the shoulder
Back to the median
Stretching, waving
What’s he saying?
Running

Arms unfastened vast and lively
Face shining, beaming proudly
Attracting, flashing
Continuing
Moving
Alive
Speeding, buzzing
Oh my God
Running

Saying hello to the hawk, hawking
Mervs looking at my boobs and gawking
Yeah, still running

Dampness
Becoming drenched
Weaving around the sweaty stench
Clothes embedded
Odor dreaded
Heat sharing
Skin-baring
Not caring
Still running

Homestretch
Getting leaner
May run longer
Doesn’t matter
Feeling stronger
Around the bend
There’s my friend
No longer a stranger
Getting later
Sun is setting
Still
Running

“I always run without music. Being disconnected is what I’m addicted to more than anything. There aren’t many places where you can be without your phone and computer. I’ve started to crave and enjoy that time alone.” ~ Christy Turlington

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