Jill at Finishing is Winning has upped the ante for the final Monday Brain Exchange of 2010. The MBE is on hiatus next week due to the holidays. Below are Jill's instructions for this week.
This Weeks Question: Write a poem (any kind works) that sums up your 2010 year of racing. The most creative poem will be rewarded. (Poem must appear in a MBE post on your own page by Tuesday, December 21, 2010 to be eligible.) Yikes! Here goes:
Ode to 2010
Hello Twenty Ten
It's time for the year to begin.
An indoor triathlon, should be fun.
30 laps, when will I be done?
Half Marathon time, cold and dreary.
Up and down the hills of Bentonville
I should have been leery:(
April showers for Race for the Cure
Survivors like Mom provide the lure
to Race in the rain and persevere.
Gold Rush and Wildcats, Oh My!
5K fun in May with races nearby.
Route 66 Triathlon entered the Athena division
Freaked out in the swim, not a good position.
Shocked to be crowned the champion
And glad I got my kicks on Route 66!
Entered my first swim meet in ages,
Discovered sprints should not be done in back to back stages.
More triathlons in July including Y Not Tri!
Won my first race by getting overall first place.
One year of Triathlons marked at the Shark Sprint,
Survived the heat and hills at Horseshoe Bend
Excited to get another division win.
Had a good time at Run for a Child
Helped push LC who sang me a song
Watched my sister finish the race strong!
Chile Pepper for 10K cross country fun
A 5 minute PR came after the gun.
The Pub Run with friends was social and chatty.
Good times and pics, no worries, no matters.
Back to Route 66 for the half marathon.
High temps and wind ended the fun.
Redemption would be mine when
Run for the Ranch subtracted the time.
Another PR for the big finish.
A year too good to diminish!