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April 10, 2015

weary of the stink eye
from sporty parents
at soccer practice
he reaches
into the closet
pulls out
the Boston Marathon
now ten years old
stretches it across
his belly before
he walks out
the door
it’s too cold for this
and a sad display
but better than nothing

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  1. Danny says:

    Oh believe me, Miss Superfantastic, if I could even come close to a 10:30 in a half I’d be giddy! The two hlveas that I’ve done have been about 13:30/mile, although I was on pace for something closer to 12:00 when I got hurt last year.Strangely, I don’t show up in the , which I’m ok with, considering, but as it turns out my dismal performance that’s been nagging at me for the past 36 hours would have put me in the top 1/3 of both overall and age bracket. I’m starting to feel a lot better about things!I have a few weeks to give the foot some TLC and work on speed with my TNT coach, so hopefully I’ll be able to do better at the local 5K on July 4. It’s the whole racing-against-myself thing that can be both inspiring and maddening, depending on how it goes.

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