Grey, rain, run

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View of Grey Vancouver

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Another View of Grey Vancouver

Greyness surrounds me. Rain pounds me. I jump over pools of water, and if I’m not careful I may end up swimming instead of running.

Taking inspiration from my surroundings usually pushes me forward to complete my nine kilometres, but today my motivation for finishing is a hot shower.

If a stranger offered me a million dollars or a steaming hot shower, what would I do? Hmmm, I’d still take the shower… no, I’d take the million (I’m not that desperate). It’s these running days when I try to visualize the sunshine and warmth – the contrast of miserable vs uplifting. Yes, I’m whining, but my positive attitude washed away with the rain.

If I were running the ‘First Half Marathon’ event, which is about to start, I wouldn’t think twice about the rain. But since it is only my usual Sunday run, my enthusiasm is lacking. I slog my way home.

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Colourful View (Yay!)

Fast forward two days…

But today on my Tuesday run, I am feeling my surroundings – it’s sunny, beautiful and exhilarating.

I don’t need a hot shower or a million dollars to keep me running!

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About Organized Bohemian

Dana M. Petric is a writer/landscape gardener/blogger/performer/office temp/web designer. Her wrestle between creative and money-making ventures permeates her writing. Self-publishing her first book, Growing Iris, Dana continues on her path toward writing full-time. Beginning her post-secondary education at UBC (Liberal Arts dropout), she prevailed at George Brown Theatre School (Theatre Arts Diploma) and matured at BCIT (Technical Writing Diploma). She lives in Vancouver, BC with her partner Eric and daughter Cleo.
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2 Responses to Grey, rain, run

  1. Helen Shore says:

    I feel for you, Dana. I wrap up in a blanket and I’m inside. Ah me.
    Bear with Vancouver, the sun is shining today. That is just how it is!

  2. Trying to keep a positive outlook, Helen. And yes, it’s part of the joy of living in a rain forest!

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