runninghaiku

seventeen syllables about the humor, inspiration, and pain in running

Running with a candy cane

Ignore all the signs
Running with a candy cane
No stress eating here

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Tired

Class hasn’t started
But I already wonder
Is it over yet?

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Personal trainers

Personal trainers
torture us with a sense of
sick satisfaction

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Operation Spanx Be Gone

Workout before dawn
Operation Spanx Be Gone
Is in full effect

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Happy Thanksgiving

Going to work out
So I can enjoy gravy
Happy Thanksgiving

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Afraid of yoga

Afraid of yoga
Flexible as a wish bone
Body snaps in half

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Can’t sit on toilet

Can’t sit on toilet
Strange noises from the bathroom
Signs of good workout

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Same size bladder

A running partner
Who has the same size bladder
Brings comfort to me

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Don feather boas

Don feather boas
The Come Walk With Me 5K
Flaunt your inner pink

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City of Sumner’s finest – the city administrator and former police chief, mayor, and city’s first lady drag me from the coffee stand to the start line.

Hours run 24

A friend is about to run for 24 hours straight, all for charity. Good cause or not, that’s just insane. Oh, and one of the laps (a ‘lap’ being 8.4 miles in this case) he’ll run in jean shorts.

But, forget all that. What’s REALLY important is Andrew Warby even wrote a haiku about his upcoming challenge.

Hours run 24
Hope it will not be a bore
Good cause, not a chore

Tracey at Stride and Joy wrote a great piece on the race and the impressive charity, Back on My Feet – an organization that helps people who are homeless to rebuild their lives through running. Trust me, it makes sense when you read it.

I’m hoping you can help a mate* out and give just a little bit to a great cause with an innovative method.

This is where you click to support a good cause in the name of a good mate*.

*Editor’s note: Tracey and Andrew are from Australia so I’m allowed to say ‘mate’.

Footnote to reader: it’s a well-known fact Andrew can’t write a haiku that doesn’t rhyme, in spite of rhyming having nothing to do with the ‘rules’ of this Japanese poetry.

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If Andrew (road kill on the right) looks like this after an earlier race, just think what he’ll look like after running for 24 hours.

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