How To Enjoy A 50K — Step 14: Let Him Run
The forest welcomes me back.
I apologize to the trees and they ask me what for.
“For getting scared in a place that has always kept me safe,” I say.
They forgive me.
Asha’s leash skills need work.
With frustration for his sister’s inability to hike a straight line,
Tobi trots into the lead.
He makes the choice to run
and I let him.
When Tobi runs, I run.
And when I run, I feel . . .
Not strong or free or prepared or fast.
I feel my muscles start to accept oxygen again,
My lungs allow for exertion.
Back at the parking lot I thank the sun
and the moon
and the ER vet
and the Chinese herbs
and the turkey tail mushrooms
for one more day in the woods with my dog.
Love 💛 and light 💡