10 Things I Hate About the Track*

I hate the way you’re super flat
And how it makes me think I’m fleet
I hate the way you make my lungs burn
I hate it when my heart wants to burst at every beat


I hate your long, dumb straightaways
And the way they’re always breezy
I hate you so much it makes me want to quit
It especially makes me wheezy


I hate the way I want to pass everyone else
I hate it when I can’t
I hate that my water sits there and gets so warm
While I trudge around and pant


I hate the way you feel so long
But look so easy and small…
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you
Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.


*This poem was inspired in equal parts by a less-than-triumphant return to the track this week and, obviously, this pivotal scene of the greatest movie 1999 had to offer. (Also, it takes all the self-control I have to not cry exactly like Kat [around the 1:25 mark] at the end of every track session.)

One thought on “10 Things I Hate About the Track*

Add yours

  1. I love the track, I sit and watch you all run and smile and wave when you go by me! I even get sweaty sometimes, but I have my cooler with cold water. I can do this because I’m a crazy old Nana. Keep running 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Got something to say? I'll allow it.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: