Marathon training –
Reduced my poetry strolls
On the Harbourwalk –
So much that I may not hit
Five hundred poems this year
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
Definitely true, as it turned out. I hit ended up with 324 poems. The thing was I got myself compression socks for the first time ever in mid-July, to try and see if they would keep my calf muscles from cramping on long runs, to which I am prone because I am fast twitch muscle type who should be sprinting, not doing distance running. They have been working so I’ve been upping mileage to test where they might fail. They haven’t with me having hit peak marathon training mileage (23 miles) so I not only took on a marathon in September, I kept up the mileage for a second one mid-October, after which it wasn’t great weather for walks, so I only took a handful of poetry writing strolls after this day for the rest of 2018, unlike before where it was at least a few times a week.
The W-series poems comprise mostly of haiku or tanka composed during walks I took on the portion of Halifax’s waterfront known as the Harbourwalk, during the warmer months of 2018 & 2019, when the Seabridge was in place.