Friday, December 18, 2009

12 Days of Running

Last night I was listening to my daughters sing in our school's Christmas program. As they were singing the 12 days of Christmas, it started me thinking about creating my own running version of this song. So below is my attempt at the 12 days of Christmas from a runner's perspective.


 

On the first day of Running, 
our Charlotte Running Club set out for me 
Mr. Hydro on the Truck of Aaron's car. 

On the second day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car. 

On the third day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Three Eddie's Rollers with my college colors, 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car. 

On the fourth day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Four Gatorades Fruit Flavored, 
Three Eddie's Rollers with my college colors, 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car. 

On the fifth day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Five Power Gels caffeine free, 
Four Gatorades Fruit Flavored, 
Three Eddie's Rollers with my college colors, 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car. 

On the sixth day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Six Cliff Bars (Mini) various flavors, 
Five Power Gels caffeine free, 
Four Gatorades Fruit Flavored, 
Three Eddie's Rollers with my college colors, 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car. 

On the seventh day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Seven swimming workouts for cross training, 
Six Cliff Bars (Mini) various flavors, 
Five Power Gels caffeine free, 
Four Gatorades Fruit Flavored, 
Three Eddie's Rollers with my college colors, 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car. 

On the eighth day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Eight buddies for a tempo run, 
Seven swimming workouts for cross training, 
Six Cliff Bars (Mini) various flavors, 
Five Power Gels caffeine free, 
Four Gatorades Fruit Flavored, 
Three Eddie's Rollers with my college colors, 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car. 

On the ninth day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Nine Protein Recovery Bars, 
Eight buddies for a tempo run, 
Seven swimming workouts for cross training, 
Six Cliff Bars (Mini) various flavors, 
Five Power Gels caffeine free, 
Four Gatorades Fruit Flavored, 
Three Eddie's Rollers with my college colors, 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car. 

On the tenth day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Ten entries into the RFYL GP races, 
Nine Protein Recovery Bars, 
Eight buddies for a tempo run, 
Seven swimming workouts for cross training, 
Six Cliff Bars (Mini) various flavors, 
Five Power Gels caffeine free, 
Four Gatorades Fruit Flavored, 
Three Eddie's Rollers with my college colors, 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car. 

On the eleventh day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Eleven pairs of Thorlo Socks, 
Ten entries into the RFYL GP races, 
Nine Protein Recovery Bars, 
Eight buddies for a tempo run, 
Seven swimming workouts for cross training, 
Six Cliff Bars (Mini) various flavors, 
Five Power Gels caffeine free, 
Four Gatorades Fruit Flavored, 
Three Eddie's Rollers with my college colors, 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car. 

On the twelfth day of Running, 
my running friends gave to me 
Twelve miles of support during a long run, 
Eleven pairs of Thorlo Socks, 
Ten entries into the RFYL GP races, 
Nine Protein Recovery Bars, 
Eight buddies for a tempo run, 
Seven swimming workouts for cross training, 
Six Cliff Bars (Mini) various flavors, 
Five Power Gels caffeine free, 
Four Bottles of Gatorades Fruit Flavored, 
Three Eddie's Rollers with my college colors, 
Two pairs of Brooks Racing Flats, 
And a drink from Mr. Hydro on the trunk of Aaron's car!


 


 


 


 

Happy Holidays from the Cool Down Runner

2 comments:

Mark Hadley said...

Excellent, simply excellent. My new favorite Christmas carol.

Cool Down Runner said...

I am glad you like it. :)