To the running gods wherever you may be
Listen up and hear my plea
I want to run steadfast and sure
I've got the bug and there is no cure.
Give me strength and lots of grit
Determination to keep me fit
A perfect balance with mind and body
This is not a passing hobby!
Give me speed and wings as feet
Targets to reach and times to beat
The sense to work on all my pacing
But improving splits for faster racing.
Energy and stamina would be great gifts
To keep me going and make me swift
Lots of get up and lots of go
Would be a bonus when I'm feeling low.
Keep me supple, lithe and lean
A perfectly tuned running machine
No sprains, no strains, protect my knees,
Ankles, hips and ITB's.
Keep me safe when I'm out there running
Make sure the cars all see me coming
No bogeymen or growling dogs
No tree stumps, roots or random logs.
Protect my health and keep me strong
No flu or bugs all winter long
I don't want to take time off
So keep me running at all cost.
It is a lot to ask I know that's true
I'll do my bit if you do too
I'll swear allegiance as a friend
If I can run until the end.
Here endeth my prayer on this good night
But I can't forget this fab, fun site
Look after my pals and we'll all endeavour
To keep on running forever and forever!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! xxx