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I opened my eyes and was wide awake, dammit I thought, go back to sleep.  I tossed and turned for an hour and figured if I cant sleep I might as well get up and do something.  This is usually when I go to sleep, not get up.  Coffee and a ciggi at 3:00am YUM!

When the clock ticked 5:00AM I strapped on my blown trail runners and ran off into the night.  At first I had the world to myself, as Bellingham lay sleeping I trotted through the night.  Then it happened, One runner then another then couples and groups.  Every person I passed greeted me with smiles and good morning hellos as we passed in the night.  A said a silent prayer and as I rounded a corner there on the hill was a church lit up for the whole world to see.  Its a shame people are sleeping at this time of day.

I slowly pushed up a long hill, I wasn’t in a hurry but I could hear the clompity clomp of foot steps behind me.  Two girls jogged by and I was rewarded with a beautiful view of cute little jogging booties and pony tails dancing to the rhythm of their gait.  Why don’t I do this everyday I thought to myself.  I don’t know if I fell asleep or was just deep in the zone but all of the sudden I was really far from home.  I felt great and just kept running.  Its amazing how little it actually takes to change your life.  For me it was a single step, Im back and it feels good but there is much house keeping yet to do.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.