I got up early to go running again today. It was still dark at six in the morning when I went out and the neighborhood was quiet. I turned on the music and set off, feeling the ache of sleep still dragging my limbs towards the ground.

The run wasn’t easy. The run wasn’t hard. I struggled to clear my mind and focus on the moment, but kept sliding off into speculation and distraction. Lately I’ve been catching myself clenching my teeth: a physicalization of some kind of stress that I haven’t addressed yet. I’m not even sure I know what it is that is causing the stress besides my own overactive mind.

But the early morning was still a good time to run: cool and humid and quiet. I could feel myself losing steam part way through my route from trying to run on an empty stomach, but other than that it was pain free and pleasant.

Now it is mid morning and I feel like I’ve already had a full day. I’m tempted to take a nap, you know, to get it out of the way early.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on August 18, 2018.

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