Running About

I started working out again today, beginning a Couch to 5K training program. As a (rather very) former college athlete, I was expecting it to be much easier. I left a little bit of my soul out there on the trail today, so I decided to write an ode to my hatred for exercising.

In the style of Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham.

Running About

It is work
Work it is

That working out!
That working out!
I do not like that working out!

Do you like
running about?

I do not like that working out.
I do not like
to run about.

Would you do those
groans or grunts?

I would not do those
groans or grunts.
I would not like those punishments.

I do not like
to run about.
I do not like that working out.

Would you like that on a trail?
Would you like that with some kale?

I do not like that
on a trail.
I do not like that
with some kale.
I do not do those
groans or grunts.
I do not like those
punishments.
I do not like
running about.
I do not like that
working out.

Would you do it
in a gym?
Would you do it
for some trim?

Not in a gym.
Not for some trim.
Not on a trail.
Not with some kale.
I would not do those
groans or grunts.
I would not do those punishments.
I would not do this running about.
I do not like this working out.