Seasons Running MAG

May 22, 2011
By Annette11 GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Annette11 GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 articles 24 photos 18 comments

With a splash, thick chocolate mud coats bare calves and shins,
Shining coconut shoes become crusty with clay in a matter of seconds,
Sweat pours through cotton T-shirts and across hairlines,
Hearts pound as feet race from rock to root.
The sun beats through the tree line as temperatures rise,
The sun slowly sets behind the brush and a wind passes by,
Soft snow drizzles throughout the sky and blankets the ground below
While wet shoes covered in long pants slush among the sparkly blanket.
They leave tracks and holes in the cool snowflakes.
The sun rises once again and melts the snow below it.
The small clumps disappear like marshmallows in hot cocoa as the ground shows itself.
Neon-dyed shoes condense the soil under a ­runner's weight.
Slowly, the seasons change and so does the runner,
But every year the sludge below can be assured when next year comes around,
A runner will be running,
White shoes to be turned brown,
T-shirts to be soaked,
Shorts and legs to be smothered in dirt,
but only until the next year.

The author's comments:
I have been running cross country and track for years now, but about two years ago I was injured and haven't been running since. I was starting to loose all hope I'd be able to run without pain for long distances like that again. However, recently I have been running more and more and I hope in a couple months I should be back on my feet out in the woods. In the meantime, I wrote this to keep my mine running, even when my legs are not.

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This article has 2 comments.

Annette11 GOLD said...
on Dec. 26 2011 at 4:09 pm
Annette11 GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 articles 24 photos 18 comments
Sadly no I haven't been running and I'be only faced more adversity... But I'm not giving up yet! Thank you for your comment!

on Dec. 26 2011 at 2:12 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Whoa Annette, brilliant descriptions! I love running too although I'm not on a team. I hope that you've recovered now! :D


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