Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Christmas Winter Run

The crisp clean air expanding my lungs with every breath I take.
A visual bounty of nature’s beauty passing me by with every stride I make.

My inner being soothed by silence all around.
Only the pounding of my heart, the breaths that I take, and the soft pat of my feet striking the ground.

Alone on my run, but company nearby.
A deer in the wood, a squirrel scurrying in the leaves, and a cardinal in the sky.

The icy wooden bridge creaks with each gingerly taken footstep I take.
The sounds awaken a Blue Heron who majestically takes flight across the lake.

The soft white flakes falling from the sky add even more calm to this much needed run.
Each fallen flake a burden taken from my plate.

What a wonderful gift on this Christmas day.
Nothing better to take those silly life worries away.

—RunnerDude

12 comments:

Tim Wilson said...

Nice poem, Merry Christmas!

RunnerDude said...

Thanks, Tim. How you and the family have an awesome Christmas!

FruitFly said...

You make me want to get off the couch and go for a nice run!

I hope you are having a fabulous Christmas!

runcharlotterun said...

What a nice poem! We had a nice surprise on our Christmas day trail run; someone decorated some trees several miles into the woods on the Deep River Trail at the Piedmont Environmental Center! With the snow falling and the decorated trees it was really beautiful!

RunnerDude said...

Back at ya, FruitFly! Merry Christmas!

RunnerDude said...

Hi runcharlotterun! That is so cool! What an awesome surprise that must have been. A bit of Christmas magic.

Lauren said...

Awww sounds so pleasant :) And we're complaining about 40's here lol!

Boris Terzic said...

Nice recommendations, any suggestions for shorts? I got some new Adidas ones (review on my blog) and not very pleased at all.

Jen said...

Nice picture and poem. Perfectly sums up a quiet snowy run.

RunnerDude said...

Hi Boris! I wish my quads were so large that my short felt tight. LOL! I can see how that would be annoying. This may sound like an odd place for shorts but LuLu Lemon that's known for yoga clothing makes a dang great pair of running shorts. They're a little longer, so they may work for you.http://shop.lululemon.com/RunResponse_Short/pd/c/750/np/750/p/1019.html But you may want to measure your quad and then inquire about the leg diamter of the shorts.

You may want to consider eigher going to t racing short where the inseam would hit above your quad or go loner with a 9" or 10" inseam. Nike has some in both lengths that work well. http://www.rei.com/product/803046?preferredSku=8030460045&cm_mmc=cse_froogle-_-datafeed-_-product-_-8030460045&mr:trackingCode=5662388A-2B9F-DF11-98FF-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA

Happy New Year, man!

RunnerDude said...

Thanks Lauren and Jen!!
Happy New Year!

ICESPIKE - The Ultimate Non-Slip Shoe System said...

What a wonderful poem...thanks so much for the inspiration!