Monday, December 24, 2012

A Runner's Christmas Eve

Twas the day before Christmas, in this runner's place
Morning run out of the way. I tried hard not to race!
Driving home, I saw folks neatly dressed up in red
I'm in shorts and all sweaty, jaunty antlers on head
What to do first? Wrap more gifts? Do some baking?
Nah. The Foam Roller's Calling and my tendons are aching!
Stretching's all done, I should don my red hat
But, first, I'm starving! Need to re-fuel, stat!
A shower's not happening. This is now sadly clear
This year, for Christmas, folks get stinky cheer
I'll just break out the wet wipes and dry shampoo
Don't judge. I know some of you have been there, too
Still on Mom duty, it's breakfast for the boys
Dressed with teeth brushed, playing loudly with toys
Time to get moving. Need to make cookie dough
First, let me just get those miles logged, though
Ok. I'll check out this last running site...
Losing track of time, getting closer to night
I'd like that coffee, while it's still warm
Just need to mail this race registration form
Time to tackle that laundry, presents and food
Got my mind off running and in Holiday mood
Tape and scissors in hand, all those gifts in big piles
I know! I should go out for a few more miles!
So the boys on their bikes and I in my Brooks
Completely ignore the neighbors' strange looks
We get nice and sweaty and have tons of fun
Merry Christmas to all and to all a happy run!


  1. Make it "so the *girls* on their bikes and I in my Brooks" and that's me too! :) My littlest just learned to ride and I chase her around a 0.2 mile loop at the park. Fun for the whole family! Merry Christmas!

  2. I LOVE it!! So cute :) Merry Christmas friend!