Running Poem R038

Was leaning more than upright
During VanRace from
All the turns on course




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

I did my first race in almost 4 years in Vancouver at the 15 km VanRace. I just did it on the whim, not really in racing shape.

The course was flat and beautiful, around False Creek. It almost literally followed the shoreline and so it was just one turn after another, it seemed, the entire way out and back. For a person who likes to lean into the turns like me, I swore I was running on a lean more during the race than running upright from taking on one turn after another almost endlessly. Probably not true but it felt that way. 🙂

I did OK all things considering, like me landing in Vancouver about 20 hours before and adjusting to a 4 hour time change, without a lot of sleep previous nights to get some things ready, leaving for extremely early flight out of Halifax, etc. I finished 18th overall and second in my age category to get some bling to take home. 🙂


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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