Three years ago this month
I hopped upon your seat.
You'd be my distraction;
That fractured foot I'd beat!
It seemed so silly to name you
I think I was quite mad.
DNS 'ing the Chicago marathon
Had made me very sad!
Shiny, narrow, white
Now, what do I do?
My clunky yellow mountain bike
Was simply K-Mart poo.
With a different type of shifting
And hills and hills to ride,
You taught me how to handle gears
Actually, with quite the pride.
You've gotten me through triathlons
On podiums twice I've stood.
Fast cycling helped my swimming
Which, honestly, was not good.
We completed two long century rides
In summer's brutal heat.
Obnoxious singing, torrential rain
You didn't miss a beat!
While spinning on your trainer.
You provided awesome cardio
For marathon training -- no brainer.
I've dressed you with disco lights,
Red handle tape as well
Aero bars, a bike computer;
More than Garmin can ever tell.
At the time you seemed expensive
Would you be worth that dough?
Nearing three thousand miles now
I think you've proven so.
Sometimes I do ignore you
When running is my main thing.
But I will always appreciate
The Sanity that you bring.
I didn't have much of a wrap post this week so I appreciate you humoring me and my silly poetry. Please note all rhyming credit belongs to Dr. Seuss!
Tell me about your week! Any races?
Are you enjoying Fall? (It is still Summer here.)
Are you enjoying Fall? (It is still Summer here.)
Wendy and I host this linkup for
the sole purpose of supporting active women.
We thank you for linking your
FITNESS RELATED POST with us!
Ha! Nice little ode to your bike. You've definitely been through a lot together. :-)ReplyDelete
That we have. Two foot fractures plus other run-halting sprains, etc. I really enjoy riding though, especially in scenic places.Delete
Ahhhhh, this is just what I needed to hear (and read) on this gloomy fall day ;-)ReplyDelete
At least you have a bike
with fond memories to share...
my bike, however, sat dormant this summer
and I honestly did not care.
You (again) inspire me
with all of your fitness fun.
Maybe someday I'll get that urge
to LOVE biking under the sun.
Oh dear KimberlyDelete
I can always count on you
To respond to my poetry
With words that ring so true
You should come and cycle
With Sanity and me
We'd sing, laugh, and talk
While pedaling with such glee
5 Stars for the best poetry conversation Holly and Kimberley! Lovely ode to your bike. My husband is on injury time-out from running so he is definitely finding sanity in his bike!Delete
The bike is such a great way to recover from a running injury while maintaining fitness!Delete
I do love my bike! I've never named it but it has always been there for me. Best backup plan ever!ReplyDelete
I usually don't name anything! This was the one time I did. That little piece of machinery got me through one of the roughest/saddest running patches I'd ever experienced at the time.Delete
This was really creative! I don't have a bike, but imagine that if I did, I would have a similar poem.ReplyDelete
Riding a bike makes me feel like such a carefree kid! You should think about getting one.Delete
Super cute and creative! Have a great weekReplyDelete
Oh thank. It was just a silly remembrance of how I got my road bike. She has been a lot of fun to ride.Delete
It's great that you found such a good supplement to running! It still feels like summer here most days but I'm sure its not as hot as it is for you. Where is fall?ReplyDelete
It's my favorite cross training activity. But, I really enjoy just riding for fun too.Delete
I'm glad your bike has provided some great moments. Biking isn't something I do, except on the stationary bike. Drivers are so crazy here!ReplyDelete
I'm pretty fortunate not to have to deal with much traffic where I ride. But, it's a rare and special treat to ride on bike trails with absolutely no traffic!Delete
This is so great! I only really biked when I was injured this summer - it really is a good sub for running!ReplyDelete
It really is excellent cardio for either cross training or for subbing out when injured.Delete
Awww...I love your ode to your bike! I wish I wasn't afraid to ride on the streets with cars. I could see me feeling the same way. :)ReplyDelete
I am fortunate to have an adjoining neighborhood with super wide streets and very little traffic. It's where all of my usual rides occur.Delete
Your poetry is not at all silly & I love it & wish I had that talent. It's always nice to have something to keep the insanity in check. :)ReplyDelete
I only wish I had a nice rails-to-trails close by. The closest one is about a two hours (or maybe more) drive! I'd love to take Sanity there sometime.Delete
Love the poetry! I love my bike too, but it is a mountain bike (not Kmart poo, though)! :)ReplyDelete
I had that K-Mart Poo (named Bertha) for a long, long time. She was my prize for passing a professional exam years ago. I think I paid $100 for her! She came in handy over the years but I had no idea what a "real" road bike was like.Delete
I always love your poems! You’re so creative. I love that you love your bike too. Cycling is more fun when the humidity hangs around.ReplyDelete
I admit, it's been so hot lately that I don't even feel like riding a bike. Doing anything outside the last few weeks has felt simply tedious!Delete
I love this! Especially K-mart Poo. Lol! I have zero talent for poetry. Please continue to share more of this!ReplyDelete
I was so proud of that K-Mart Poo -- bought nearly 20 years ago. I had a lot of fun relearning how to ride a bike back then. But, the road bike felt so awesome after riding that old mountain bike. LOL.Delete
I was about two hours north of New York City this weekend. This morning was humid, by afternoon I needed a light jacket. When I got off the train at Penn? Hi, summer. Shoo!
I just think Mother Nature is having some kind of issues...Delete
I enjoy your poems! Love that your Sanity has been so good to you! I would love to get into cycling at some point...just need to commit to getting started!ReplyDelete
My week was nice, the weather was a bit warm, but I can't complain!
Well, it was more or less forced on my due to injury. But, I really enjoyed learning to ride a road bike. She was so much faster than my mountain bike!Delete
I love the poem! The bike definitely seems like it's helped you through a lot :)ReplyDelete
Yes, we've been through a lot together. She taught me a lot about myself too!Delete
Cute poem! Always nice to have backup plan for maintaining sanityReplyDelete
If I can't run, I always know I can hop on her seat!Delete
LOVE the poem! I just started riding again, I think I love it. (gravel roads though, the paved roads are kind of scary with people not paying attention).ReplyDelete
I can't imagine riding on gravel roads. Obviously, I'd have to get another bike for that. Sanity would be so jealous!Delete
While I absolutely love the poem, the rain picture had my heart racing all over again! But it was an exciting ride and I wouldn't have wanted to share it with anyone else! Though I won't make it this year, I do see another ride with Lexi and Sanity in our future! xoxoReplyDelete
Yes, we definitely need to do another century (or metric) ride. I bet our bikes miss each other! Ha.Delete
Awww, I love your poems! I only named my new bike because when I mentioned it on the blog, everyone asked what I'd named it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the linkup!
I know! Apparently it's a thing. LOL. I know you will enjoy riding your new bike!Delete
I love your biking poem - catching up late this week, sorry!ReplyDelete
Thanks for humoring me!Delete