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Twas the Night Before the Marathon…

December 14, 2013

Yes, yes I DO teach poetry for a living.  Why do you ask?


‘Twas the night before the marathon,

and all through the home,

not a creature was stirring

except me with my phone.


The weather was calling

for rain and for wind.

Refresh the weather app,

I urged, refresh it again!


I was hoping for clear skies, or

a chance of rain—none.

But despite the poor weather

I’d knew I’d still have fun.


For months I’d been training!

My shoes I’d worn thin!

So tight were my hamstrings,

so sore my shins!


But onward I’d pressed,

each week after week.

On short runs, on long runs–

training’s not for the meek!


And all to say—what?

I ran 26.2?

We’ll find out tomorrow–

please pray that I do!


Come rain or come shine,

tomorrow I’ll run.

Here’s hoping I’ll be a marathoner

when I’m done!


Smile  See you after the race!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 14, 2013 5:15 am

    Good luck!

  2. itzyskitchen permalink
    December 14, 2013 11:50 am

    Thinking of you!!!!

  3. December 14, 2013 1:17 pm

    Good luck Anna!

  4. December 14, 2013 6:28 pm

    Sending you good vibes!

  5. December 14, 2013 11:43 pm

    OMG love this! Genius!! And congrats on finishing that marathon girl. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  6. December 16, 2013 4:51 am

    Yay! This is cute, and I can’t wait to hear how it went!

  7. December 16, 2013 1:35 pm

    Such a good poet! That and a runner, too!

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