Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The last time


I little over a year back, I ran in the Aarey forest for the last time. I had been running there for nearly nine months. It was where I put in the miles that made me a marathoner. I loved the place.
After that last run, I tapered for the marathon. And when I re-started with lower mileages, the neighbourhood park just seemed more convenient. Travelling a few kilometres to run no longer made sense. I never went back.
If I’d known then that it was the last time I would be running there, would I have done anything differently?
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A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

5 comments:

Hart Johnson said...

I have some spots I miss, too, that I used to go when I ran. Even running now, I am probably not going to run 8-9 miles at a time again and if I don't go that far, I can't get there without driving (which I won't do).

Shaharizan Perez said...

Wow. Sometimes we get so introspective and it brings up feelings of nostalgia. This drabble makes me wish I had the gift of foresight. :/

Cozy in Texas said...

I haven't heard of the term Drabble before. The picture sets the story.
Ann

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I know what you mean. There's a little local clothes shop I used to go to. It's just closed and I won't be going there again, but I wonder how much more often I'd have gone if I'd known I wouldn't get the chance again...

Tyrean Martinson said...

I love the feeling you can capture in 100 words!

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