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Hooray for dedication! Poem for an old man!

Yes! I braved the cold both days this weekend. Wasn’t sure how super motivated I would be, but a number of people warned me the weather could be really bad next week so I thought it best to cram in an extra stroll along the icy path.

I took the bike to get to and from my favoured starting point. It’s generally a nice way to “warm up” before the run, but holy smokes it’s freeeezing when you go downhill! Today’s graph looks like I was just jumping up and down. The speed was much faster than yesterday but I did about half the distance and didn’t have to climb the nasty hill on the way back. 10k in 56 minutes I think is pretty good! Especially with the slippy slidy factor still in play.

El Bandito has been spotted in the area! Beware!!!

Here’s a poem for today! W. B. Yeats.

When you are old.

When you are old and grey and full of sleep, 

And nodding by the fire, take down this book, 

And slowly read, and dream of the soft look 

Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; 


How many loved your moments of glad grace, 

And loved your beauty with love false or true, 

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, 

And loved the sorrows of your changing face; 


And bending down beside the glowing bars, 

Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled 

And paced upon the mountains overhead 

And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. 

-Yeats.

My birthday is next week so the old man part is feeling true…

Just had an avocado, cucumber, pear smoothie I randomly ordered with my food delivery and I almost feel like I could go back out and run some more!! Lol the power of green stuff. 

Have a great week y’all! 



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14 thoughts on “Hooray for dedication! Poem for an old man!

  1. Your bike has snow tires then? (Hehe, kidding) ;D You are a brave man!

    Happy upcoming birthday!! Mine is next week too. Feeling not too impressed about it, so definitely a great poem. You enjoy!! 🙂

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