If ever there was a reason to run
Just pick one, or more, that gets you to start
Run from the weather – snow, rain or the sun
Run from the pain of a broken up heart
Take one step, then two, and three leads to four
Fast steps or slow steps, or even combine
Just moving forward can settle the score
The gift of running can lead you to shine
Not just with sweat but with thoughts that bring peace
The clarity comes with each passing mile
Arms pumping like flying that brings release
When you’re done hyperventilating – smile
Running from means you’re also running to
Does the Why matter? Just Run. Run for you.
This sonnet was my attempt to join in the fun with Björn at dVerse. I am a tad late with this entry and Mr Linky is closed but if you happen upon this post, and have some thoughts, I would love the feedback! I always feel like my sonnets are too “campy, nursery rhyme-ish”. Maybe it’s the meter or the rhyme, but I feel like I can’t write a grown up sonnet. I bet Shakespeare never felt that way…
Usually sonnets are written about love so this one is about something that I love – running. As with any love story, the longer the relationship, the more ebb and flow in feelings, but for the most part, running has remained a constant in my life where the highs outweigh the lows.
Today, February 1, 2019 starts the Taji100 challenge where I will attempt to run/walk/crawl 100 miles in 28 days. Doing that math, that means about 25 miles a week or about 3.6 miles a day. Being that today brought snow and icy conditions that prevented me from running (and alas, no treadmill at home), I am already behind. I have plans tomorrow to make up some miles though!
I think that is one of the greatest gifts of running – perseverance. Another mile, another two minutes, another 10 steps, run until the next light post. Little victories, little defeats, but in the end…that sense of accomplishment…smile….