Friday, April 20, 2007

Evening Run (and a haiku)

twilight's last glow
reflecting across the lake
-- tomorrow's hope

Yesterday I grabbed my gym bag as usual when I went out the door in the morning. Unfortunately, I forgot to put my running shoes into the bag. I had taken them out to dry after my previous run in the rain. So I worked straight through lunch and figured I'd leave work at a decent time and run from home. But of course I ended up working until 7:00. By the time I got home, it was getting dim. Not to be deterred, I laced up and headed out for 5 miles (twice around Fresh Pond). When I started running, and looked west across the pond at the last light of evening reflected in the still water, I was just stunned. It was so beautiful. The haiku was complete before I finished the first loop.

The hamstring has definitely improved. I can still feel it after a run, but it is much better. I'm looking forward to a short run tomorrow, and then 9 miles Sunday morning along the Charles River.

And so the mileage starts to increase. If all goes well, I'll be running the Boston Run to Remember on Memorial Day weekend.



Blogger thejunkyswife said...

The poet Bernadette Mayer has this writing experiment that she recommends, and you might like it. It's a 14 block sonnet--walk or run 14 blocks, and compose a line at the end of each block. Your post also reminds me of the Buddhist jogging meditation, and it's getting me pumped to leave work, go home, and go for a run! Thanks for the motivation! I'd forgotten that special way that mind-body come together in a kind of creative nexus sometimes.

4/20/2007 1:24 PM  
Blogger D said...

Good news on the hamstring. Great Boston photos. It would be awesome to watch the elites run Boston.

4/20/2007 4:03 PM  
Blogger Kurt in Boston said...

Running is my meditation. Thanks for stopping by.

And yes, if I can't be running in the marathon, the next best thing is watching it.

4/23/2007 9:44 AM  

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