Saturday, June 15, 2013

And Now, Some Trail-Running Haiku.

Stop counting the miles.
Stop longing for the finish.
Just enjoy the ride.

Feeling pretty fast
til I surprise some pronghorn:
humbled, but inspired.

Running unknown trails
my memory is stirred: I wish
I could find the truck.

Easy, light, smooth, fast
just like Caballo Blanco
the first mile or so.

I have seen elk run
five miles through these same mountains
And not break a sweat.

Altitude training
In triumph, I top the ridge
Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp!

No past, no future,
Just now:  each step a journey
Every breath a prayer.

Living God, thank you
for aspens, flowers, good health,
for strength that humbles.

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