The Longest Miles #MondayBlogs

Photo by Caroline A. Slee The Longest Miles The effort seems unending waiting for that rush the release of endorphins to lull the self into comfort The hills grow steeper and the sunlight harsh on sweat-slicked skin losing salt on the climb Relief will come after the longest miles trembling legs standing atop the valley … Continue reading The Longest Miles #MondayBlogs

Trail Run

Photo by Rido Alwarno on Pexels.com A slow climb into victory into beauty Effort and exertion to transform to strengthen A meditation a prayer a breath before fire As the body in motion finds its engine - Caroline A. Slee

Tree Pose

I root myself plant my feet find a balance I do not have I lift myself at the ready my posture pulled higher towards the sky my lungs open wide my breath becomes an ocean flowing in and out to fuel my body as I stand newly tall one with nature in my soul ready … Continue reading Tree Pose

Ultra #MondayBlogs

The road ahead: Solitary But for the wild Within and without Pushing every step Every mile For hundreds Beneath unforgiving sun And the balm of starlight We become nocturnal creatures Hiding through the days Until night is a home A friendly face Waiting to greet us We stare out into darkness Into a middle distance … Continue reading Ultra #MondayBlogs

Therapy #MondayBlogs

Sun reflected over water A world in double The calm washing over me As land falls away ~ Breath stills to rhythm A pulse driving motion And my blood cools enough That I could weep with relief ~ In this strange prayer and celebration As I seek the isolation Of that underwater world The body … Continue reading Therapy #MondayBlogs

Effort

Finding the fire Crying sweat Chasing the lonely goal Blood races Fueling motion As the finish line dances Like a mirage - Caroline A. Slee

Tightrope

Muscles twisted into roped knots And a body out of balance Breath as a cure for every frailty And a mind driven distracted We push into silence Push into calm Forgetting the ground below us Each moment a tightrope walk As the body seeks stretch A reach into the sky As we melt into movement … Continue reading Tightrope

Track #wwwblogs

No competition arrived The challenge was met In solitude A push for speed A need for better Striving Always forward Though the path Is no longer visible A world of breath Exertion And pounding heart Expanding my lungs Warming my muscles Homecoming Joyful Returning to who I am ~ Caroline A. Slee

Erosion

After a storm On the California coast An entire beach nearly vanished ~ I remember the beachfront With its balconied apartments And gouging rental fees Suddenly less than desirable With balconies over open space ~ The cliff that had shored them up Washed away in floods and rains And the heavy scent of tar Filling … Continue reading Erosion

Returning

The body remembers Muscle memory its own force Building drive once more Until motivation And desire Overcome fear And pain falls by the wayside In the face of the rush The exhilaration Of that push That burn into a finish That is never final - Caroline A. Slee