Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Running

Sometimes late at night I sneak onto Chapman's football field and run sprints on their track.

I run a little faster than normal because I'm nervous I might get caught...

It's invigorating.

I like to run so fast that I feel like I'm going to fall over, and I can hear my heart beating in my head, and my lungs are pulsing out of my chest, and my muscles are doing everything that they're supposed to do. It makes me feel alive.

Trever doesn't understand this. I tell him it's as if he had a ferrari and he only drove in on side streets going 40mph. Wouldn't you want to go out on an open road and make it do what it's designed to do...go fast.

Now I'm no ferrari of a human body, I can't even catch a football, but I think there's something about working hard and making your body do what it can do. Because really it's a blessing in itself that I can even run in the first place.

He still thinks I'm weird...

There's a Kathleen Edwards song where she talks about a friend with kids and how she would run late at night when they were in bed. The chorus is:

"I would run down the lane
And into the night
Run so fast I swear my feet would fly
Run from my babies asleep in their beds
Run from my lover and my best friend
And back again

But the smell of the world came into my lungs
The sound of the gravel when my legs went numb
And my heart nearly burst right out of my chest
And it felt so good to know I wasn't dead"

I like that song. I used to like it more, but Trever played her CD like six thousand times so now I'm kind of over it. But none-the-less, I thought you might enjoy.

8 comments:

travis and hayley said...

oh, sounds wonderful! maybe one of these nights i will join you:) we could race which might make us run faster...haha

cyndie said...

you are so funny, funnier than trever for sure. :)

Steve, Sarah, and Emerson Carter said...

love this!

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