by George A. Hancock
January In January, we begin anew A new year and another view Of life steadily moving on by As many folks stop and sigh. Runners are a different breed Moving every day is the creed Runners are out and about Touring their seasonal route. January means a new log book For running data that has a hook We record all about our run Also noting the days were fun. Year 2023 is fresh and new Sadly, many live minus a clue Hibernating is a poor choice Get outside, yells a loud voice. January presents new start Now, just begin you part Stay active and move around Even if it’s snowy ground. Bringing More Light Mid-January brings more light A point that creates delight For this runner on the road Pursuing another run episode. The sun angle up in the sky Is climbing and we know why This increased light is a treat For the runners on their feet. Evening runners see more light As daylight grows their sight Even though the weather’s cold We run outside always bold. Sunny bright days are nice Those bright rays melt the ice From the roads and the ground So, we run safety all around. Every new day pushes us along Towards the vibrant spring song By January’s end runners win And prepare for February’s spin. January Cold It’s January and winter’s cold Outside it’s just the road bold Strong winds and blowing snow Create a January cold show. Sometimes sub-zero road days Never heat up in sunny rays Day after day of bitter cold Is an event we say gets old. Running outside in full gear Earns a stare or a long leer Not many get out and run In months without warm sun. It’s cold but there’s more light Illuminating our road flight Each day moves runners on Towards a fresh spring dawn. Many areas see January mild Minus the weather gone wild I like this notion on my run Milder weather is more fun. On A 50-Year Run 1973 was a long time ago Watergate created a show I was at UPJ in my 3rd year So young without any fear. One day on a late spring day I decided to resume run play I ran in school and the roads Preparing for sport episodes. I remember having the time And for me running’s no crime I headed to the Richland track And began my running attack. Year 2023 marks my 50th year As a happy road runner in gear I stopped racing but run on Now chasing the next dawn. Miles run at 108,000+ is high As I run daily under the sky 2023 begins my seventh decade My goal is running till I fade. Editor’s Note: Congratulations George! You have reached an amazing milestone and we applaud you!
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