Rise and run

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The cold dawn air bites at your skin as you take those first few steps.

The grey­ish, pink sky sur­rounds the morn­ing as you try to pick up the pace.

Your breath comes quicker as you hear that fa­mil­iar pant­ing by your side.

You ease into your stride and take in the sur­round­ings that have be­come such a wel­come part of your day.

A dog barks in the dis­tance, but my com­pan­ion keeps the fo­cus of the run.

The smell of the ocean, the squeal of sea gulls and the scurry of a rab­bit make me re­joice in all that we have.

You dig in your heels for the as­cent. As your lungs fill to ca­pac­ity, you reach the sum­mit.

Fi­nally, the down­ward slope is your re­ward.

You move in a gait that hastily bring you back home to the re­al­ity.

Work, home, fam­ily.

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