Licking the litle voice within you that says "Quit!"
September 28th, 2010

"It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners.  Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit."   Dr. George Sheehan ( Running Guru)



He's the Flying Dutchman, my running buddy, great friend and no slouch,

 we run the hills and then he heads straight home to lie on the couch.

But make no mistake, my freiends, we may be getting old and slow,

but up those danged tough hills you should see us go.

In reality ain't a pretty sight as we run the hills on Monday nights

but then there are no other younger runners witrhin our sight!

Although Charles passed me twice

once on the left and the other on the right!


Wow, the race is over the running done,

another victory deep within while having fun.

As age creeps ever onward Running is always against the internal foe,

heel and toe - heel and toe - heel and toe - forward, onward always I go.

Darn, its just not fair, and no-one cares, 

that satellite decides to go of the air.

But despair not and lose the frown

the army'll shoot that satelite down!!

Why we do it no-one knows as we climb and huff and blow,

but at the end we know that physically, mentally and spiritually we grow.

 The Race is always the great event and at the end all is spent

but look closley at all the serious intent - except one

That's Ed Gallant looking relaxed and free - at the tender age of 83!

He's the one almost not seen - dressed in his vest o' Irish Green



And last but not least its Ann Flying - I'm mean Flynn, I err.

running just like the wind and being carried on the air.

Why Ann runs we know not why - all we know she's starting to fly!!