Stopwatch #MondayBlogs

Photo by Alla Eddine Taleb on Stopwatch #MondayBlogs The breath catches the drumming heart racing steps from shade to shade the breeze chills running across sweat salt blinding the eyes as sun dances behind clouds the breath catches for the finish line unfound the race that does not end chasing all that cannot be … Continue reading Stopwatch #MondayBlogs

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 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

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

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

Hills #MondayBlogs

We seek refuge Hidden away beyond hills Sharing seven sunrises With each dizzying height Of our burning star The world is obscured Perhaps vanished Until the climb Is all that remains And we thrill to it Becoming stars ourselves With each ascendance The air thins Parting for our passage Welcoming us upward To take our … Continue reading Hills #MondayBlogs

Sprint #MondayBlogs

The road is buried In darkness And still I ready myself Excuses cast aside And perfection Slapped down once more The minutes precious Each sip of air Fueling my limbs In forward motion The day will race Before me But I will run To meet it Though my steps Have slowed And what was once … Continue reading Sprint #MondayBlogs