Wednesday, June 03, 2009

a run for shane, with love

i'm not going to lie, the last month or two have been rough ones. personally. professionally. in general. life has been challenging in general and last night i got more bad news - the death of a friend from college.

these times could lend themselves to curling up in a ball in bed and not getting up for a few days. i've had more than a few days where i was far more inclined to say screw it than face the day.

instead, i run.

not only was i supposed to take a longer run, i needed it. i decided on the full loop with a run from my house to the park.

thunderstorms barreled down last night and when i headed out the park glistened with new rain. a new beginning. a clean start.

i ran sadly. and wistfully. and regretfully. and full of memories. i ran full of questions and doubts, and love for my friends. i ran and remembered.

dearest shane, i hold your beautiful smile close to my heart.

and the rain begins again.

today's mileage: 4.3
time run: 45m
season mileage to date: 36.3


Jess said...

You just came across in my Google Alerts for Run Girl Run because that's my blog name too.

roxie said...

:) Nice to meet you.