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Days of Running are Getting Fewer   Leave a comment

Muddy Trails BashDays of Running are Getting Fewer with Each Passing Day (April 2010)  

Muddy Trails BashMuddy Trails Bash 5k — Photos by Joy

My running has become walking 5k each day. Trying hard to hang on to what I still have.
My current goal is to not become one of the stumbling undead.

By the way, there are some things that do change for the better —
I no longer wear white crew socks.

— kenne

This poem was written by a 19-year-old English army officer, Charles Hamilton Sorley, during World War I.

The Song of the Ungirt Runners

We swing ungirded hips
And lighten’d are our eyes,
The rain is on our lips,
We do not run for prize.
We know not whom we trust
Nor whitherward we fare,
But we run because we must
Through the great wide air.

The waters of the seas
Are troubled as by storm.
The tempest strips the trees
And does not leave them warm.
Does the tearing tempest pause?
Do the tree-tops ask it why?
So we run without a cause
’Neath the big bare sky.

The rain is on our lips,
We do not run for prize.
But the storm the water whips
And the wave howls to the skies.
The winds arise and strike it
And scatter it like sand,
And we run because we like it
Through the broad bright land.

Muddy Trails Bash 3k Run   4 comments

The Muddy Trails Bash (5k, 10k & kids fun run) started in Rob Fleming Park in The Woodlands Village of Creekside Park and ran through the George Mitchell Nature Preserve adjacent to the park. Normally a run at 5:30 p.m., in early April would be in cool, wet conditions. However, nothing has been normal about this year, so it shouldn’t have come to a surprise that we began the run in sunny, 85 degree weather, and instead of muddy trails along the creek side, the air was full of dust from hundreds of feet pounding the powdery trails.

Although I run/walk regularly, this was the first timed run I’ve entered since 1992, at which time I ran a five-mile leg of a marathon relay. This time I was running 3k with my son and daughter-in-law. As expected the heat was rough on my old body, however I seem not worse from the run. It was fun!

kenne

Posted April 4, 2010 by kenneturner in Family, Photography

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