Running Poem R037

This is the one day –
I can’t afford to lose my
Race against the bus




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

I win about half my races against the #1 Spring Garden bus when I run against it for a fun version of my speed workout. Today, though, it was being documented for the world to see.

Thankfully, I won, and it became a small sensation of a story! Over 108K views on Facebook, but that’s not shareable here so I’m embedding the YouTube version.

And a local TV news story that made the national news, newspaper article, among other radio and TV spots. 🙂

Thanks to all the people who made it happen.

If I had lost, though, you could just imagine people tearing into me calling me a cocky little this or that to think I could beat the bus running for most of its route (6.6 km), considering I’m not an Olympic athlete or even provincial class top runner. 🙂

The R-series poems were composed while I was out running, in an effort to find time for writing in a life that is always getting busier.


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