I decided I'd would honor Christchurch by watching the sun set on my run. I've always felt like the singularity of the Sun and Moon in relation to the Earth epitomizes the fact that we all inhabitants of the same planet.
The route started out with a gradual incline and then there was a big hill at Mile 1.
This was definitely a challenging 5k. I ran out of steam about halfway up the hill and ended up walking the last quarter of the hill.
I thought about my friend, Darren Humphries, and all that he and his family have gone through in such a short period of time. I know that their angel, Elijah, is watching over them.
The clouds resembled strokes of a paintbrush against the blazing sky. I pondered Mother Nature's power for both creation and destruction.
When just a glimmer of the sun's sphere could be seen on the horizon, I continued my run.