Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fulfill



Surely you all knew I couldn't head off
to Chicago without a little poetry...


{Ahem}




Every step I made
In our southern summer heat
No treadmill steps for me
They do not like my feet

All that sweat I lost
I wish that I could weigh
I may have lost myself
If you think of it that way

Would I get through training
Without injury or harm
Only time could tell me
If this would be the charm

What did I do different
To keep myself from straining
Actually, nothing much
Just maybe more cross training

All that swampy air
It was very hard to breathe
Would it get any cooler
Before the time to leave

Sweet redemption's what I hope
It would really make me glad
To run the windy city
And FULFILL that dream I had

I pray that I'll be strong
For each and every mile
But regardless of my pace
I will finish with a smile

I think that the reward
Of crossing the finish line
Will FULFILL that need to challenge
My age...my body...my mind





I'm linking up with Deb @ Deb Runs for the Wednesday Word.

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24 comments:

  1. I like the idea of challenging my age. That's the goal! I'm so excited for you to run my city! And I can't wait to meet you. I'll PM you with details once Marcia and I firm everything up.

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    1. It's certainly not getting easier as I get older. But, I'm going down screaming and kicking and fighting! LOL. Can't wait to meet you and Marcia!

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  2. That is awesome Holly and I wish you the best of luck in Chicago!

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    1. I appreciate it. It has been a long, hot training cycle. A strong race would be the perfect reward.

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  3. I KNOW that cross training helped. It helped a ton. And it's definitely time to fulfill that Chicago Marathon dream!

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    1. I do think it helped. Participating in the triathlons forced me to take time off my feet. That was also key.

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  4. I am excited you get to meet Wendy and Marica! That will be fun. I know you be strong every step :) LOVE the poem.

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    1. I'm excited too. I just hope for a strong race. The training is over. At this point, it is what it is...

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  5. I love your poem and I hope you have a triumphant race in Chicago!

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    1. Thank you Anne! I'm certainly going to do my best.

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  6. Sending positive Chicago vibes!! I have so many friends running i which I could get a flight out there!!!

    You got this!

    Why did I start singing Every Step You Take by the Police at the beginning-lol!!

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    1. Thank you so much. Ha! You have the singing sickness too!

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  7. That's my girl! I love it! You will Chicago bound soon and you'll have a great time and an even better race!!!

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    1. I appreciate your friendship and support more than I'll ever be able to express.

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  8. I'll be thinking of you and sending good vibes your way on Sunday!

    What a fabulous poem! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks, Deb. I couldn't let this momentous occasion go by without one of elementary poems!

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  9. I wish for you fun and super speedy feet, and I SO look forward to the day we will meet ;-) (see, I can be a poet, too) ;-) Best of luck!!!!

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  10. You should publish a book of your running poems. You are quite talented. A writer and a marathoner!!!

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    1. No, no, not talented. Since there is always a song playing it my head, it seems to lend itself to rhyming easily. Not well, just easily. LOL.

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  11. I will be cheering for you virtually from work on Sunday!!! I so tried to get out of it, but alas...duty calls. Best wishes for a great race!!

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  12. Ahh, so glad we finally met, but sad we forget to take a photo. #bloggerfail. Have fun tomorrow running the streets of Chicago.

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    1. I'm horrible about forgetting to take a picture! I so wish one of us would have thought of it. Oh well, we'll just have to meet again!

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