Thursday, March 3, 2011

what running feels like


i began running for the first time last summer/fall
& have stopped for the winter (w/a plan to resume again in spring).
i found running to also be metaphorical/a live journal of sorts.
love to each of your depths. xo

24 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

"a live journal"....what a beautiful
way to see and say it.
That's how I feel about
gardening and growing things.
Big love to you as you s-t-r-e-t-c-h
out and ready to run again;
may you feel Love's pleasure
as the winds kiss your face:)
Happy trails, friend,
Jen

Cathy Bueti said...

Good for you Rachel!! I have never enjoyed running but do love to hit the trail and go for brisk walks! And am looking forward to the spring thaw to get back out there! Love this piece! :)

Bonita Rose said...

I don't run either... heart condition... but this pic exudes independence and exploration.. love it!

gypsysticks said...

"...through the depths..."
it makes me wonder if I'm running deeply
in my own life.
today I will try to cherish and live life
more DEEPLY
thank you

Rebecca Anthony said...

deeply wonderful Rachel! I want to start running this spring too. It's a wonderful outlet to relieve any stress and just time to think(O: Happy day(O:

Whosyergurl said...

I ran all through my twenties and had every injury known to woman. But Oh How I Loved Running! In my dreams I ran and ran and ran without pain! I walk/jog now and feel good about that.
ENJOY! xo, Cheryl

Mary said...

I have this picture of this gorgeous red hair flying in the breeze as you run with free abandon!!

shelby healey said...

I love the idea of running though I'm more of a brisk walker with the odd running spurt thrown in! I hope you get chance to run again soon. :D XXX

Kelly Berkey said...

ahhh, running is so freeing! i had a back injury a couple of months ago that put running on the 'not to do' list, but hopefully i will get back to it in the next couple of months. i truly miss it and how much it does for the spirit also.
love and hugs to you!

I Saw You Dancing said...

Wow, I'd never thought of running in that way before!
Thanks for the insight, I plan to ponder it for some time to come... and may even try it out by digging out my running shoes... maybe!!

Julia said...

This is so relevant for me right now...lots of running to get ready for that half marathon I signed up for.

And, like your drawing, lots of puddles here in Oregon at the moment.

I love the idea of running through the very depths of my life...while I run tomorrow, I will enjoy this beautiful shift in perspective.

Thank you, lovely one.

Eden said...

This is so cool, I love it!

Kim Mailhot said...

Your depths make my depths swoon with love...
I have found that feeling in dancing before but never running. I find it in my art often times too. I think whatever takes us there is an incredible gift.
Run, Lovely One, run...

Megan Coyle said...

what fun - and running is great fun too, if you're disciplined enough to add it to your routine. I'm so bad about exercise - I always have great plans to be good about it and add it to my schedule for a little while, but then I seem to forget about it :)

chrissy said...

sweet one...
i find it SO interesting that as i read through ALL the comments on this, again, so beautiful piece of yours...
that many women have either been injured or hurt from "running".
or
that many of the other women are "fearful" of "running"
or
that many of these women "want" to run but "dont" for whatever reason.
it takes your metaphor of "running" and sticks it right in my brain to ponder....hmmmmmm.
(i know. i know. i am NOT usually this deep, but my brain has been on vacation!)
love you and hope you know it!
hand over heart
c

Bella Sinclair said...

What a wonderful metaphor! Hills and valleys make a run more interesting. Here's wishing you an everlasting runner's high, my dear friend. Love from my very depths!

ELK said...

great illustration as you run..cannot do it myself but the fast walking works for me...move is the key ..and you show it well!!

Yael said...

Run girl, run!!! :-)
Do stop sometimes and look around...

ain't for city gals said...

Once a runner..always a runner..I am so glad my body lets me continue...though sometimes I slow down to a jog...it is all good!

Ces said...

Oy If I did this I may trip a lot! :) have a beautiful Saturday, Rachel. Tsup!

Tammie said...

cheers to the depths
and what we learn there
and to running and breathing
xx

Denise Daffara said...

Wow! I love that...

and your comment Love to each of your depths... what a gift across the screens. xoxo

Sweet Birdie Blue said...

oh i used to run...that was before Lupus caught me - now sadly i run no more but can still walk and get outside with the sun on my face :)

xox

Eileen W. said...

I love to run even when it feels less than glorious- it's the closes thing we have to flight. ;)