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A Runner’s Night Before Christmas

A Runner’s Night Before Christmas

This is a repost from 2015. Updated, after all, for 2019.

With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore….

‘Twas the day prior to Christmas and out at the highway,
Not a runner was once operating, they will have to have no-showed.
Their footwear have been positioned by means of the door with care,
With hopes that there could be a run someplace.
But sleep stored the runners all comfortable of their beds,
While visions of PRs ran via their heads.
For me, Chicago a reminiscence, my victory lap,
And so I settled in for an extended iciness’s nap.
When out at the highway there arose this sort of clatter,
I sprang from my mattress to look what was once the subject.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutter and threw up the sash.
The moon at the breast of the brand new fallen snow,
Lured me and my footwear to the street some distance underneath.
When what to my questioning eyes will have to seem,
It was once 8 elites carrying new operating equipment!
With a pace-setter to the starting point he perceived to have sped,
I knew in a minute it will have to had been Meb!
More speedy than stallions, his partners they got here,
As he whistled and shouted and known as them by means of title!
Now Galen and Jared and Eluid and Lenny,
On Molly, On Sara, On Jordan, and Desi,
To the entrance of the pack, previous the parable of the wall,
Now sprint away, sprint away, sprint away all!
As dry leaves that prior to the typhoon fly,
When they meet with a drawback and mount to the sky,
So to the entrance of the pack, the runners they flew,
With eyes to complete and Meb with them too.
And then in a twinkling, I heard all of the cheers
The runners all completed, the most productive instances in years.
As I drew in my head and was once turning round,
A whistle blew and my toes hit the bottom.
Like magic, I used to be dressed from my head to my toes,
My garments have been for operating and nobody to overcome.
I flew in the course of the direction like a chook with unfold wings,
As I headed to the end that you must listen my voice sing.
That was once the most productive 12 months I have run in all of my existence,
More than I was hoping for regardless of the strife.
I glance again on 2019 with a grin and cheer,
Happy Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!

And to all a just right run! Enjoy the vacations! /by the use of @oldrunningmom #runchat #operating #christmas #vacations 

All my perfect for a cheerful 2020!
xoxo Wendy

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