Here I go.
Running. Training. Pushing.
Pavement trailing behind me.
Alone, quiet, smooth. Yet sharp.
Steady, cadence. My rhythm is missing.
Here we go.
Gentle Jog. Stop to investigate. Sprint.
Stop to hear wildlife calls. Sprint.
Tramp through the weeds to see. Something.
Stop to drink. Sprint. Squat-run-propel. Sprint.
Slow jog. “Are we there yet?” Sprint. Jog. Sprint.
Wind on my face. Laughing. Legs burning.
Feeling, seeing, hearing. More.
Keeping up. Catching up. Filling up.
Rhythm of pause and go.
I prefer pedal intervals to a solitary run.