So this weekend my dad and I went down to the Gold Coast and participated in that venture of madness called the Gold Coast Half Marathon – a 21.1km run for those not familiar with the lingo.
So – in our tradition we took some before and after photos but this year dad and I both decided to compose poems. Both have their own merits and i’ll leave it to you to decide which is the better…
Anticipation, Jubilation and Recuperation
Freezing cold, hi-viz hats
People in tutus and ballerina flats
A sea of people thousands strong
Making out way through the crushing throng.
Finish line crossed, goals beaten
Medals now won – time to be eatin’
So we stagger away broken and bent
We feel like c**p but still glad that we went
Hotel Breakfast, showers and sun
We finished and that, for us, means we won
Walk on the beach – feeling very “zen”
Two weeks time – do it all again!
Dad rises once more!