A Running Life With Friends

Oct 20

Resuming where we left off. This time we add more even as the intensity picks up. This time the summer heat is gone but the heart  continues to pump. #nikenyc #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount

Resuming where we left off. This time we add more even as the intensity picks up. This time the summer heat is gone but the heart continues to pump. #nikenyc #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount

Oct 18

I do not know how it will feel until the everything begins to move. As each mile passes, the equilibrium inside my head holds steady while the mucus and phlegm are kept at arm’s distance. Keeping the rhythm, keeping the cadence, watching the landmarks come and go. A fit of coughing nearly disrupts by searing the throat. Shoving it down for no one needs to know. Wiping the spit, the run goes on. #nikenyc #nikerunning #keepitmoving #onestep4red #justdoit #makeitcount

I do not know how it will feel until the everything begins to move. As each mile passes, the equilibrium inside my head holds steady while the mucus and phlegm are kept at arm’s distance. Keeping the rhythm, keeping the cadence, watching the landmarks come and go. A fit of coughing nearly disrupts by searing the throat. Shoving it down for no one needs to know. Wiping the spit, the run goes on. #nikenyc #nikerunning #keepitmoving #onestep4red #justdoit #makeitcount

Oct 13

This past Saturday I finally got to see what I had not picked up after the #rochestermarathon thanks to a friend who came down to NYC to give it to me. I keep looking at it thinking how strange it really is. I have never earned an award for  athletic accomplishment in my life. Never had that kind of talent. Still don’t, in my opinion. In any case, this is attributable to those @teamrunnyc @bridgerunners and the pacer family who have shared the laughter and the miles, and provided unconditionally the love and support through the lows and highs. #cantbedonealone #teamrunnyc #bridgerunnners #pacerfamily #nikenyc #nikerunning

This past Saturday I finally got to see what I had not picked up after the #rochestermarathon thanks to a friend who came down to NYC to give it to me. I keep looking at it thinking how strange it really is. I have never earned an award for athletic accomplishment in my life. Never had that kind of talent. Still don’t, in my opinion. In any case, this is attributable to those @teamrunnyc @bridgerunners and the pacer family who have shared the laughter and the miles, and provided unconditionally the love and support through the lows and highs. #cantbedonealone #teamrunnyc #bridgerunnners #pacerfamily #nikenyc #nikerunning

Oct 11

@lina_baez @missriane @lovealwaysab @kary136 @inmyrunningshoes @marnihope @afrorunner @sheilamonaghan One more Saturday beneath the rain clouds. One more day to share the deserted streets devoid of any movement aside from our sloshing shoes. Many I know, some I do not, all happy even while as the sun takes a vacation. The miles seemed short and the morning ever fleeting. I had such a great time with all of you this morning. Such a large and merry group it was! #nikenyc #nikerunning #keepitmoving #justdoit #makeitcount

@lina_baez @missriane @lovealwaysab @kary136 @inmyrunningshoes @marnihope @afrorunner @sheilamonaghan One more Saturday beneath the rain clouds. One more day to share the deserted streets devoid of any movement aside from our sloshing shoes. Many I know, some I do not, all happy even while as the sun takes a vacation. The miles seemed short and the morning ever fleeting. I had such a great time with all of you this morning. Such a large and merry group it was! #nikenyc #nikerunning #keepitmoving #justdoit #makeitcount

Oct 08

The steeple and the moon leads to a meditation, quieting the insistent call of memory, reflecting on the splendor of the scene above, breathing in deeply the notes of night. Thanks for hosting @bridgerunners. What’s a couple of more miles? #bridgerunners #btg #nikerunning #nikenyc #justdoit #makeitcount

The steeple and the moon leads to a meditation, quieting the insistent call of memory, reflecting on the splendor of the scene above, breathing in deeply the notes of night. Thanks for hosting @bridgerunners. What’s a couple of more miles? #bridgerunners #btg #nikerunning #nikenyc #justdoit #makeitcount

Oct 07

A brilliant moon casts its glow while our steps are swallowed by the silence. The whispering grass settles in for the overnight slumber. #nikenyc #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount

A brilliant moon casts its glow while our steps are swallowed by the silence. The whispering grass settles in for the overnight slumber. #nikenyc #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount

Oct 06

A friend returns from faraway travels. A season has changed. Present has become the past. The future has become the here and now. Back to the streets we know so well. Welcome back @msalimin ! #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount

A friend returns from faraway travels. A season has changed. Present has become the past. The future has become the here and now. Back to the streets we know so well. Welcome back @msalimin ! #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount

A soaking rain to remind that not all conditions will be perfect. A soaking rain to let the body feel how much wet weighs. A soaking rain to prepare the trials and tribulations coming up on the horizon. A soaking rain to admire those making the passage from never giving a thought to breaking the barrier of disbelief. Way to go all who slogged through for 22 this morning. #nikenyc #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount

A soaking rain to remind that not all conditions will be perfect. A soaking rain to let the body feel how much wet weighs. A soaking rain to prepare the trials and tribulations coming up on the horizon. A soaking rain to admire those making the passage from never giving a thought to breaking the barrier of disbelief. Way to go all who slogged through for 22 this morning. #nikenyc #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount

Oct 02

For the 1st time in a long time I exchange looks with the Cat rather than a passing glance. Shouts of recognition break up the monotony of the up and down. A final leg, an unexpected surprise, a welcoming smile. #nikenyc #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount

For the 1st time in a long time I exchange looks with the Cat rather than a passing glance. Shouts of recognition break up the monotony of the up and down. A final leg, an unexpected surprise, a welcoming smile. #nikenyc #nikerunning #justdoit #makeitcount

Oct 01

Marathon miles included. Closing in on 9,320.57. #nikerunning #nikenyc #blacklevelmorphingintovoltlevel #justdoit #makeitcount

Marathon miles included. Closing in on 9,320.57. #nikerunning #nikenyc #blacklevelmorphingintovoltlevel #justdoit #makeitcount