runninghaiku

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

The best and the worst

Remind me to train
the next time I commit to
run a relay race

To make matters worse
national Nike runner
is leading my team

Thousands of runners,
only we can lay claim to
the best and the worst

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The commode that bonds

Last year, JoggingJeans, Stride and Joy, her husband Andrew, and I ran in Pittsburgh together. It was the first time I saw a portable toilet with a flush pedal and, well, things have not been the same for me since. It was a fantastic weekend. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to run together this weekend. Tracey and Andrew are busy with their new alien, I have work and that leaves Ms. Jogging Jeans to carry the torch for us all. Before she left for the start line, she sent us a photo and of course I had to do a haiku.

Happy running to everyone with a race today. Break a leg. But don’t.

Runners share a bond
Like the appreciation
For no lines to pee

 

Photo from Jogging Jeans

Photo from Jogging Jeans

Are we the only ones with flushing portable toilets? I had to know.

Are we the only ones with flushing portable toilets? I had to know.

 

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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