Fire in the sky….
We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness!
6.30AM. I slowly opened my eyes, adjusted to the light and hopped out of bed. I needed to rush, i needed to be up on the boards at 6.40. I quickly turned on the tv to see the temp. 17 degrees, very little wind, this was a no brainer. Running was inevitable…so i rushed, tried tying my shoes fast but to no avail. Slipped on my running gloves and quietly slipped out of the house. It was 6.43.
As i approached the boards, my brain noticed something. There was a bit of flickering and then bright light! Was it?? Could it be?? A fire in the sky!!! My mind simply could not grasp what was before me. A sunrise so majestic and magical that it practically took my breath away! So, before anything i just stood there and basked in the glory of the sun! Even, at 17 degrees i felt its warmth envelope me and take me in. Give me strength and hope! I felt as if i was the one and only person on this earth witnessing this. I needed to share, i needed to talk about it. So, i gazed at the sun rising one more time and started what i originally came there to do.
I ran. I ran with the hope of bumping into a friend. Finally, there in the distance was the disctintive gait of a friend. As she came closer i realized i was really just running. It wasn’t laborous or painful today! It was, dare i say it…fun! Really fun. My friend felt it too. We ran, we talked, we laughed and before i knew it my run was over!
3 1/2 miles of fun. This type of fun cannot be beat. It can only occur while you are out, witnessing a fire in the sky!!!