02 April 2013

A Day's Run


It's the moment in a run
when warm up is done,
resistance abandoned,
muscles move in rhythm
slinky under my skin,
a cadence kicks in,
my body thrums,
finds the day's hum.




Day 2 of NaPoWriMo and a prompt from Fireblossom at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads to go back to the afternoon of Sept. 9, 1958, the portal suggested in Stephen King's novel "11/22/63" and say what you would do. I was 12 and I loved to run. I rediscovered this love in my 60's and the poem speaks of this and an experience I had during this morning's run. Also, it's Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub. There's some great poetry happening over there so check it out.

24 comments:

  1. i was a mere thought in 1963...
    i like your poem though...and i know that moment too when all parts are working together, loose now and you just run...

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    1. It was actually 1958 when I was 12!

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  2. I remember that feeling when I ran, Mary. You captured it perfectly. :-)

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    1. It doesn't come on every run, but when it does it's exhilerating.

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  3. I didn't realize, when I created the challenge, that so many people would have first hand memories of 1958! It's cool to read about. Run on, gal!

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    1. Hard to believe some of your readers are that old, huh? And I'll keep running 'cause it makes me feel good.

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  4. Yes, you have definitely captured exactly what it is like! Well expressed.

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    1. Are you a runner too? I haven't found many at my age.

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  5. I don't think I'll ever understand running, but I love the poem

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    1. Yes, you have to get through the "why am I doing this?" stage and the "I don't want to do this." stage to reach the "oh, this is incredible!" stage

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  6. I love it when that happens! Wonderful poem:)

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  7. I remember feeling like that!

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  8. smiles...58 was ten years before i was born...love running as well...i'm not a good or fast runner but just like how it makes the head free

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    1. I'm not fast either but I know what you mean about the head freedom. BTW, I was born in '46!

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  9. How exciting to get back to your first love. Most inspiring!

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    1. Yes, I loved running from when I was very young.

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  10. This is really neat. I'm afraid my description of running during this decade of life would not match yours.

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    1. It's a type of running appropriate to my age advocated by former olympian, Jeff Galloway, called run/walk. Anyone can do it and without injury.

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  11. How wonderful to be able to run...I envy you.

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    1. See the above reply. I'll write about this method since it allows me to do this at my age.

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  12. Nice ode to running. I walk along the bay and exercise in a pool and like you, I enjoy exercising.

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    1. Good for you! To be outdoors and exercising is such a good thing for our bodies and minds.

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