An Ode To The Running Soul…

One rhythmic step after the other
One fueling breath after the other
Moving ahead, one step at a time
Living, one moment at a time

With flowing feet and thumping heart
Listening to the mind as thoughts dart
Discovering more of oneself in the solitude
Moving ahead, with joy and pain, in gratitude

Savoring the flowing brook and the still lake
The barking dog that’s stirred awake
The frolicking kids in a lush green lawn
The glory of the sky at dusk and dawn

Taking in the sights and smells of the earth
Living it up every moment and every breath
Lighting up the day with a smile on the face
Where there’s ample reason to grimace

One rhythmic step after the other
One fueling breath after the other
Moving ahead, one step at a time
Living, one moment at a time…

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To every runner out there…
Venky
PS: I’ve completed running my first half marathon distance yesterday!! Miles to go…

4 thoughts on “An Ode To The Running Soul…

  1. Sowmya, yes, I used to. When I wrote this, I was preparing for what would have been my first Marathon(42.2km) and have done half marathon distance(21.1km) for the first time. Shortly after this, I got a knee injury which kept me from attempting my first Marathon. I will renew my marathon dreams again next year. In the mean time, I continue to enjoy my cycling. 🙂

  2. Discovering more of oneself in the solitude

    Lighting up the day with a smile on the face

    Living, one moment at a time…

    …………. venki these are all high voltage statements to live the life fullest. good to see u retaining ur thought process ……..

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