I went for a very late morning run with my old friend, Tracy. Chapman, that is. As we turned a corner near Emory University, she reminded me:

“don’t be tempted by the shiny apple, don’t you eat of a bitter fruit, hunger only for a taste of justice, hunger only for a word of truth, cause all that you have us your soul”

A mile or so later, another old friend, Diana, came along. Ross, that is. Her words were comforting and resounding: “I know, I know you must always follow the sun, wherever it leads, BUT REMEMBER, if you should fall short of your desires, remember life holds for you one guarantee…you’ll always have me.” As I heard these soul warming words, I took a deep breath and my eyes filled with tears from the chilly air and some sort of intermittent melancholy. But, not just that…also for the thrill and the privilege of being alive…for the opportunity to move, to feel my legs pump and my feet hit the ground; to notice my runny nose and my empty, hungry stomach. 

Being alive. Stayin Alive. Not taking a thing for granted.

Latest workouts:

Friday: 3 miles – san diego

Sunday: 4.57 run – late morning, hilly; 30 minute bike ride, (7.42miles) – evening, hilly

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2 Responses to “”

  1. Nice! I should steal playlists from you.

  2. Of course you can. I “stole” JUMP from one of your posts…hee hee

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