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“I Am She. I Am Runner.” Poem Is All Of Us

I Am Runner

Warm, hard packed earth beneath my feet

Sky blazing blue

The sound of a hawk cheering

Sun beating down

I hear my even breathing

My time to grind, think…dream

Push the pace hard, just to that patch of violet flowers

Slow it down to peep and see the deep cornflower sea

Pick it up again, crest the long hill

Fly down the other side

I am free.

I’m fast, I’m slow, I’m strong, but never in a million years weak.

One step out the door

Releases a whole world of possibility.

I am she.

I am runner.


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Nat Runs Far

Nat Runs Far

Natalie Mitchell is NatRunsFar. Natalie is mom to three young kiddos and wife to her best friend. She is a seven-time marathoner, four-time Boston qualifier and five-time triathlete. Natalie enjoys taking her readers on a journey of running, inspiration, motherhood, chasing dreams and how to balance it all with a smile. When she isn't running, you'll find her playing with her kids on the beach, hiking, baking or reading. Natalie and her family also love to travel and you can find pictures of their outdoor adventures at and social media. She is an ambassador for Procompression and Stonyfield. Follow her daily musings on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @NatRunsFar.