We ran our race on sunlit roads. Thankful now to have glimpsed Those tiny bits of heaven. Donna Close has been writing poetry since the age of seventeen, and it has been her passion ever since. Despite being blind, she found a similar joy in running when she turned thirty-seven, three years after the birth of her daughter Lisa, and she set out on a journey to inspire others through her writing. As a blind runner, she runs mostly on a treadmill and occasionally participates in races with her husband Michael. She decided to publish a collection of running poems since few such books are available. Many of these poems reflect her experiences with the Essex Running Club in New Jersey, along with some of her more memorable races, such as the Bermuda 10K and the New York City Marathon. She hopes this book will encourage others to find both joy and humor in their sports.