Thursday, May 17, 2007

Poem: Why Do I Run?

I could not make it through a 10k session yesterday without emptying bladder, in spite of what I said in the previous entry. I guess I'll just keep working at that; a tolerance will surely come in time, just as my muscles readjusted to the increased mileage and toenails to the abuse of pounding.

So that I don't make it sound like running is not a good thing for the body...


WHY DO I RUN? 'TAIN'T NO MYSTERY--
WANNA HAVE A GOOD MEDICAL HISTORY,
DOCTOR TOLD ME RUNNIN IS GREAT--
HELPS THEM BLOOD CELLS CIRCULATE,
GREAT FOR THE LUNGS,
GREAT FOR THE TICKER,
CAN'T NOTHIN' GETCHA
IN BETTER SHAPE QUICKER,
FEELS SO HEALTHY, FEELS SO SWEET,
PUMPIN MY ARMS AND FLAPPIN' MY FEET,
MOLDIN' MY MUSCLES, FIRMIN' MY FORM,
PANTIN' LIKE A PACK MULE,
SWEATIN' UP A STORM,
KEEPS ME YOUTHFUL,
KEEPS ME LOOSE,
TIGHTENS MY TUMMY
AND SHRINKS MY CABOOSE,
BEATS BEIN' LAZY--
WHY DO I RUN? MAYBE I'M CRAZY!


~ Ed Cummingham: http://www.fdlrc.com/nov01.html#Why

4 comments:

  1. that was beautiful. i think i feel a tear coming.

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  2. This poem sounds like you wrote it. Especially that part about flapping feets? :S Hahaha!

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  3. My name is Mike and I have always loved this poem! I want to ask a HUGE favor of anyone who reads this. If you happen to know the original author of this poem, please give me the info at littletreefrog1@yahoo.com. I want to get his permission to use it for a tv commercial I want to film. Thanks!

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  4. Thanks, I got the response that the author of the poem is Ed Cunningham, I was wondering if anyone knew him personally and had contact info for him or could give him mine. I wanted to get his permission to use the poem for a tv commercial. My contact info: littletreefrog1@yahoo.com.

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