Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Twas the Run Before Christmas

Twas the run before Christmas, and what did I feel?
My legs were sort of twitching, what the crap is the deal?

I've decided to do something not yet done before
I'd run a mile flat out, leave my guts on the floor

Grown tired of the question mark in my running PRs
I'd set a 2010 goal that was still ever so far

Running a mile no big deal, I had done it before
But this one would be different, certainly wouldn't be a bore

With a belly full of beer, Jamoosh would be proud
I sit on my couch trying to figure out how much time to allow (ehhhhh, pushing the rhyming there)

Not sure of the goal, I've taken a swag
5:20 be damned, but to be clear I'm not one to brag

So stay tuned to my blog, Friday will be the day
For the run before Christmas will be when I set my way (and my wife will video tape it!)

Until then I leave you with two things you likely crave
A picture of me entering a Brooks contest being dumb, and my little boy looking quite rave.

Yay rhyming!!  When I read this to my wife she said "cute".  Which usually means "That's dumb, but do whatever you want."


Here was my entry in a Brooks contest that I Tweeted about.  
I didn't win, but appreciate all of the votes!


Sometimes being a baby is just plain old tiring

29 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh, I would LOVE to find some Brooks under my Christmas tree Saturday morning! I'm very impressed by the rhyming. Good luck Friday with the mile!

thanks for sharing the super cute pic! (of the baby!!)

Christina said...

Love the poem.

Andrew Opala said...

I never noticed but your decor matches the Christmas Season.

... I guess you guys are just that kind of people.

Adrienne said...

"That's cute" :) Merry Christmas!

Shawn said...

run Adam run...love the pics

Tricia said...

cute!

Nitmos said...

Alright, if you are going to pull out the shameless cute baby photos...I'm going with puppies. And not just one puppy. Orgy puppies!

Runners Fuel said...

Love it! Can't wait to see the results on Friday!

Chad said...

Dude, great pic of your baby.
Are you doing this at a track? I guess that's a dumb question. well, I'm looking forward to it.

BrianFlash said...

The dreaded mile time trial. It would help you find a rabbit to run after!

Cynthia O'H said...

Love the poem. A friend of mine has been running a mile a day whenever he doesn't have time to run longer; it's been fun watching his times drop.

bobbi said...

I also love me some Brooks...and your poem was excellent :)

Baby pictures rule. Almost makes me want to have another one. Almost.

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

Your son is pure deliciousness!!!!

I say you do the mile in five flat.

Laura said...

Confused - is it a race or are you doing it on the treadmill? Otherwise how will your wife keep up with you to videotape it?

tahoegirl said...

Wow, a runner and a poet. Too cute. Next time make it a haiku to mix things up a bit.

Cute baby photo.

Good luck with the Gut Busting 1 miler.

Quix said...

Love the rhyming. Haven't done an all out mile for a while myself... might be time to rectify that. Good luck with yours!

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Cutest picture ever!
He's adorable!

Luke said...

Used you on my blog today and linked back to yours- hope you don't mind.

Kayla said...

love the poem and great pics!

Angie Bee said...

nice rhyme! Cute baby :)

Chris K said...

Hayden is cute, he's sure the bomb.

All I can say, is Thank God he looks like Mom

Adam is fast, oh yes, we will see.

Come Friday it's set, he's sure to run five-twenty.

Ace said...

I'm singing your lyrics to the tune of Enter Sandman, is that the right Christmas song?

Pam said...

Haha... I think you missed your calling as a poet!

RunningLaur said...

wooo, mile time trial! kick butt!
and if you keep posting pictures of this kid, i'm going to start to think kids are cute or something...

Jill said...

You got all those Brooks shoes for NOT winning? Wow!!

Poem is excellent!! I used to do a timed mile every 8 weeks to kinda mark my progress. HURTS like hell, but yeah, you can do it! Sub 5:20 here you come!

(did your gift exchange gift come and I missed the post?)

kilax said...

Your tree is so pretty. Aww, but Hayden trumps it.

Can't wait to see the results! :)

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Julie said...

OMG!! Your little man is so flipping cute! Thanks for sharing these pictures:)

Tim Wilson said...

Since I am a bit late reading this I can say - Congrats on that mile! and I am also impressed with all the rhyming :)