The Scribbler

13 August 2010

Golden day

Filed under: training,words — The Scribbler @ 18:22
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Waking before the alarm clock to bright sunshine and blue skies. A deserted beach. A swathe of golden sand dusted by white foam.

Working out in the sunshine. Discarding the hoody. Revelling in strength and control. Hearing more than one ‘well done’. Closing my eyes and losing count on the final challenge.  Thinking 20 more, just as I hear the countdown.

Stopping to stretch and relax. Looking forward to another special day.

Coasting through the work day. Sun and adrenaline warmed through the rain. Making an early escape to visit another good influence. Skilled hands smoothe muscles, unwrinkling small knots. A balm to mind and spirit as well as body.

Talking, planning, imagining a bright and hopeful day to come. Reflecting on all that’s fallen right to get me to that place. Good friends, good professionals; the right words at the right time.

Paying tribute to the ones who’ve helped me change myself. They may never know how much it means to me, but their influence continues to be a precious and lasting gift.



  1. Your writing is so eloquent Michelle… Have you ever thought about writing a book? I think you should!


    Comment by Katie — 13 August 2010 @ 19:46 | Reply

    • Oh thank you Katie, that’s a real compliment, especially from you, because I love your writing too.
      Sometimes the experiences just write themselves, like in that blog post, when I was just bursting with happy adrenaline.
      But I’d love to write a book, especially about running. Do you think anyone would be interested in reading it?


      Comment by nerunner — 15 August 2010 @ 18:35 | Reply

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