He’s Jogging More Slowly

He’s jogging more slowly now that
he has had a stem cell procedure on

his right knee to save it after forty-
thousand miles running for forty-five

years. There are those who say, “See,
I told you running was bad for your

joints,” except it has nothing to do
with running; it has everything to do

with inheriting arthritis, and so, he
grabs his hiking sticks, sets his stop-

watch and sets out for thirty-minutes
now timing instead of measuring

distance. At the end of the jog, he
lifts his hiking sticks into the air

in jubilation that he is still going
and gratification for the near spiritual

reality that his body has healed his
own body allowing him to keep doing

what he has loved to do for so long.

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