Hello there Running friends...WHITE RABBITS!
Can you believe it ? Can you ?
No, not that... I mean, that it is DECEMBER !
If I sound excited, it is because I am!
I am absolutely delighted to say, that the Trial run, of Catch Up Corner was a success!
The response from you awesome folk has really been amazing and what you have all achieved over the last four weeks... just spectacular.
As a result, we are carrying on with this and because of you brilliant people, I get to stay here with you! (Oh no )!
You incredible people, have battled against, illness, injury, extra work, extra family responsibility and yet, you have still got out there...but... if you did not manage to get out there, you went easy on yourself.
You relaxed, you did what you were able, and you let NOTHING spoil your enjoyment of being a runner. Wow!
The location of your runs that you share last week were spectacular, and so varied. I think we all got a free virtual run when we were looking at your super photographs. Thank you all!
I am as ever, in awe of you all.
Now.. what have I been doing, while you have been achieving so very much; well besides whizzing around like a small whizzing snail, I have NOT run. I have had extra care days for a small person, I have been hurtling around indoors and generally being very, very active.
I have not run through laziness though, but because the weather has been dreadful... really dreadful. Snow, hail, more snow, wind and ice.
Well. Ice and I do not agree, and this ice was really icy and never moved for three days. The weather was so severe ( although not as severe as many folk have and still are, experiencing) , I was taken back to 2018, and the dreaded Beast From the East...and then , in 2019, a visit from the small brother, Dennis, he was a real menace.
Lost in thought, I decided to have a ramble... and write a sequel ! Oh no, I hear you cry, not ANOTHER one!
Yup... I am first here in the cosy corner and curled up on the cushions, so I am going ahead.
Ode to...The Force from the North
The Beast from the East
On a rampaging feast
In years past filled the skies with his roars.
And the Pest from the West
Well, he did his best...
To keep all us runners indoors...
The hail and the snow
Making us slow, try
To stop us before we've begun.
The force of each gale
Makes us certain to fail
As these beasts put an end to each run.
We've all been here before
We've heard worse than this roar
And we still know just what we must do
Through thick and through thin
We will never give in
These pests' downfall is still overdue!
If it's safe and with care
We'll head out, so beware
You Pests, we are NOT to be swayed
We'll stay strong on our path
In your face we'll just laugh
You'll see of what strength we are made!
Winter? Yes, it is coming
But, we'll still be running
Despite dark days, the snow, wind or rain
And, YES we'll still run
Until Winter is done
And you Beasts, will be thwarted again
Now... Ramble over... SO...
For anyone who is just joining us this month, this is a link to the introductory post for Catch-up Corner.. It gives you an idea why I set this up
Please, please, do come and join us, this is a great place to kick off your shoes and share your running
I look forward to reading your replies
The picture is a paining I did last year in my online Water-colour class. All painted with a bank card... :0 I call the small farm and the painting... The Over-draught !
See what I did there... play on words and spelling too! x