Saturday, October 11, 2008

I'M WITH NATURE

Hi folks. Its an insanely busy time of the year for me on the professional side while the training and racing is in a little lull. At work, we have the Cavs in training camp, the Browns playing the Giants Monday night...Ohio State in full scale mode..and the high school football season is just 2 weeks from the playoffs. (Above photo courtesy Akron Beacon Journal......Brazilian Anderson Varejao on the right with a "I'm with stupid" tee shirt. Lebron James on left)
When its crazy at work, I can always count on the workouts to help me recharge... Our area is gorgeous this time of the year. Our weatherman Dick Goddard likes to refer to the pretty colors of the trees as "flaming foliage". I kid him by saying that sounds like "flamboyant trees"......but suffice to say Northeast Ohio is awesome this time of year. So, I penned a little short ditty below to celebrate the seasonal change.


The sky was an azure blue as he left his car in the parking lot and stretched.
Soon he began running, his movement slow, his breaths coming a little quicker than usual.
The caffeine from the robust coffee was coursing around his body, hopefully igniting a passion for improved fitness.
It wasn't coming easy. The goal was just to run 30 minutes and maybe, just maybe the moment would overtake him and the time would slide by effortlessly.
With each step, the soft dirt and small stones greeted his shoes, inviting the next step, and the next.
The brook was gurgling, its soft sound blending in with the crunch of the foot falls and the breathing of the man.
He became lost in his own thoughts.
The minutes slipped by, the body warmed up and the breathing became easier.
Under the blue canopy were the trees in the process of splashing vivid color to the park, all the while knowing the reds and yellows and oranges would soon be voted off the maples or oaks and that soon the branches would be barren.
The man didn't involve himself in the drama of the changing of the seasons, he was lost in the moment.
The 30 minutes flew by and he kept moving, the sweat trickling down his back, his breaths painting the air with little clouds of vapor, a mini choo choo training chugging up a hill. Several others passed by on the less travelled trail. A couple with their dog and a woman jogging, as her german shepard led the way.
Before long an hour had passed, but an hour he can go back to in his mind.
Days will get cold, winds will be fierce and the snow will come... but the thoughts of a near perfect October run will stay with him and keep him coming back for more.

Best to all who are racing this weekend....for more "top of my head thoughts" drop by my Facebook page. Code word "Triguyjt" haha!!

Life's a Blast

20 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi! I just found your blog. I am in Y-town...live, eat, breathe Triathlon...I also love sports...my brother is the pitching coach for Hiram. He just started. Glad to have found your blog and look forward to reading more about you and your events!

LaBron rules!!!

Tea said...

What a great post!

Now, would you mind writing one for me about freezing my a$$ off this morning?

triguyjt said...

Tea...I will get right on it.....

Brian said...

how about those rockets beating blue? always a good time when michigan gets beat

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Nice post. Sounds like a lovely run. :-)

Lily on the Road said...

Very nice JT, we are having the same fabulous weather!

Marcy said...

JT now I'm NEVER going to keep up with you on Facebook. I'm still lagging in the friends dept HAHAHA

Steve Stenzel said...

LOVE this time of year!

Rainmaker said...

Inded. This time of year is so nice and enjoyable from a workout standpoint. Not so great for the beach however...

Trishie said...

Lovely post, JT :) I love fall ... it's my favorite season (now listen here, Baltimore -- get COLD! 80* is NOT fall!)

Speed Racer said...

It really is so hard to go inside this time of year!

So was the guy in the poem you???

triguyjt said...

speed racer....yes...the guy in the poem was me....
thanks

Wes said...

People ask how I can swim 4000 meters in the pool. This is how its done.

jahowie said...

LOL!! That just made me like Varejao...just a little bit. :-) Good luck to your Cavs this year.

I was thinking about you the other night when Major League was on. Harry Doyle here....LOL!!

Oh and by the way...no it wasn't funny when the Rockets beat us this weekend. So sad. We will be back though. :-)

Lana said...

Great post, JT! I love it. I am also in awe of the beautiful weather we've had here lately.

Steph said...

Hey JT...been soooo busy. It IS a lull time isn't it? but it's been great weather the last few days for biking....started back to running more. It's going well. Just taking my time...havin' fun. Can't wait for the Cavs...and how about those Browns???!!

Kurt said...

Love the new blog design and it is a great time of year to enjoy the weather and colors.

Rachel said...

That was very beautiful.

Kona Shelley said...

Great post! Really cool pic too!

Sarah said...

That's AWESOME, JT! Keep up with these running posts and I may somehow, through osmosis, come to love running the way you seem to.