Sunday, November 15, 2009
I logged mile 1000 for 2009 this morning on the return from The Forks. When the Garmin rolled over I announced to my group "That's a thousand." and kept on running. Another milestone achieved; sort of like life. We aspire for one goal after another, reach it (or not), and keep moving forward. No big deal. The trick is to keep setting those goals and persevere even if all seems helpless. Keep moving forward. Never stop. I logged 1260 miles in 2008 so I've got a ways to go to improve on that... not that it matters.
This morning's run with Vivian, Bernie, Darcy, Gaston, and Ed was purely serene. The weather continues to be unseasonably warm with a bright sun, blue sky and little wind. Running with this group is a pleasure and indeed, an honour. We even discovered a new trail, Bernie's Zag. Next time we're running I'll point it out, better yet, we'll run it together.
By the way, if you've ever woken up during a run, overwhelmed with the beauty of the moment I suggest you read In My Mind's Eye from Run Direct. The writer paints a beautiful image with words of this blissful moment. I suppose of all the reasons why I continue to run, it's the fluidity of movement and slow endorphin release that keeps me coming back... 1000 miles of it to be precise!
It's a good day to be alive.