On Thurs I achieved my 2nd 10k (74 mins). Am very chuffed as I was in such a foul mood I had no intention of running! A difficult situation at work triggered it, yoga & mindfulness on getting up didn't work so I reluctantly put on my trainers & set out.
I can honestly say that as I ran there was a tangible sense of lightness and as I mulled things over it became clear that I couldn't change the situation and needed to accept it and move on. Oh and the canal path was stunning, quiet and energising.
I'm a wordy creature being a linguist and amused myself as I often do by describing the run in my mind. This time I turned the random musings into a poem, mainly to remind myself of one of the main reasons why I run. It doesn't have a title but I'm tempted to call it 'Nihil Illegitimi Carborundum'! Wishing you all peaceful runs. X
Dark, tired, brooding. Not today.
Ignore the light, fritter away time
A little voice, a yearning:
Run for your sanity, free your mind
Deserted and alluring, the towpath
Glittering with autumn's discarded jewels
Dissonant thoughts pervade
Trust your feet, follow the trail
Rhythmic footfall, breath of life
Without warning, a gust sends showers
Of lime, hazel and birch confetti
The triumphant bride runs through
Frustration evaporates into the ether
The veil of darkness has lifted
Thankful for the light in this annual decay
Gratitude for life on this beautiful day.