My Daughter Has Defected
Kassi has decided that she would rather write about this subject because she is much more passionate about running. What’s a cycling Dad to do? I know she’s going to make a great marathon runner one day and I wish her all the best in anything she decides to do. So here it is…Kassi’s Running post.
Loving the Run
– by Kassi
Thirsty. So, so thirsty.
Tired. Oh, so tired.
I can’t feel my legs.
The sun. It’s shining so bright, so hot.
I have to stop, but promised to keep going.
I promised myself to never stop.
Left, right, left, right.
As each foot touches the ground,
I get even more tired. But I keep going.
I tell myself, “almost there…you’re almost there”.
Even if I’m still so, so far away.
Just when I started to believe.
To really believe…
I slowed down.
A pain in my side.
It hurts to breathe.
Then I hear the sound of cheering.
Cheering my name.
Forgetting my cramp, I run.
Run as fast as I ever have before.
“Almost there, you’re almost there”.
And this time, I really was almost there.
Passing people as I go.
Crossing the finish line, and still going.
I realized that I am stronger than the pain.
I won the fight.
Next time I get a pain like that,
I will cheer for myself.
And Run, Run, Run.