She ran in the marathon with a big smile on her face. She felt the most free when she was running. Earlier she had stretched so that she wouldn’t pull a muscle after putting her bright blue sports leggings and her shoes with a blue stripe which ran the entire length of the shoelaces. It wasn’t the best outfit for running, but it was certainly much better than nothing.
Now she ran with her water bottle in one hand and her other hand in a fist. Sweat poured down her face as she came closer and closer to the finish line. Above her clouds started to cover the bright blue sky. It started to get cooler. The runners all wished that it would not rain anytime soon.
The woman in the blue leggings crossed the finish line just as it started to drizzle. She was still smiling. She did not come anywhere near first place. All that mattered was the fact that she had fun, and also that she didn’t come anywheres near last place.
She ran to the nearest tent to get out of the now pouring rain. She relaxed in a camping chair; thinking about the next marathon.
The photo prompt comes from here.
This is for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. More details about this challenge can be found here.
More stories from this week for this challenge can be found here.