Put on my Running Shoes

The mercury was below zero,
the sundial leisurely hovered over the wee hours,
sleep graced peaceful in the pristine eyes,
the dawn was still a distance away

The bod desired to rest for a tad long
but the determined heart pushed hard,
for it desires to keep alive
the promise made of self
to be disciplined
and be in command of one’s inner self

And despite the darkness
the extremities
and the surging desire to repose some more,
I put on my running shoes
to embrace the openness
fighting gelid airs
and the bitter cold
I run with a blithe soul

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19 thoughts on “Put on my Running Shoes”

  1. Ok so this makes me feel worse than I already do…..the temperature isn’t even close to zero on this side of the world and I still can’t ditch my blanket….. I’ll probably read this again for inspiration

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