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November 20, 2008

Sunrise Revisited

Admin note: things have been kind of crazy around here lately. I had planned a full-length post for Friday, but I'm way behind - so let's aim for Saturday and see how that goes. Come to think of it ... Saturday's a more appropriate day, anyway. I'll see what I can do. In the meantime, here's a snapshot from a few mornings ago.

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It's been awfully tough for me to get out of bed lately. In the middle of my self-imposed off-season, and as the mornings get colder and darker with each passing day, I spend far more sunrises tucked inside my bed than out on the trails. But every now and then, I rally myself out the door and into the hills.

This was my view from the top of a Carmel Valley ridge line on Tuesday morning:


It's not necessarily anything to take your breath away - but it's always enough to make me glad that I made it out of bed. Whenever I'm standing atop some hill after a long climb while most of the world is stirring from their slumber, I ask myself why I can't do this everyday.

Soon enough, there will come a time when that's my normal routine. For now, I'm content to revisit those hilltop sunrises and those feelings of satisfaction in small amounts - just to remind myself that they are still there.

**update** I won't have a post by Saturday, either. It's not happening.

4 comments:

Legs and Wings 11/21/08, 2:55 AM  

New hope with each sunrise. I like most every sunrise photo I've ever seen.

Dave 11/21/08, 1:57 PM  

Morning Sunrises are my favorite time of day. New things are to come, old things pass away and I can start over; forgiven, redeemed and moving forward.

robtherunner 11/22/08, 10:25 AM  

Donald,

Thanks for the reminder about the sunrise. I have been struggling to get myself out of bed each morning to hit the roads, or the gym, or anything before I go to work. Perhaps, I will remember the Sunrise when the alarm goes off Monday morning.

Rainmaker 11/24/08, 6:45 PM  

So are you back up and running? Or was there vehicular transportation involved in that sunrise?

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