My Daughter Has Defected

Okay, so this is going to be the first…and last….running post to go on Loving the Bike.  We’re a cycling site, right? But I just had to post this fantastic piece written by my Daughter.

Kassi has decided that she would rather write about this subject because she is much more passionate about running. What’s a cycling Dad to do?  I know she’s going to make a great marathon runner one day and I wish her all the best in anything she decides to do.  So here it is…Kassi’s Running post.

Loving the Run

- by Kassi

Thirsty.  So, so thirsty.

Tired.  Oh, so tired.

My legs.

I can’t feel my legs.

The sun.  It’s shining so bright, so hot.

I have to stop, but promised to keep going.

I promised myself to never stop.

Left, right, left, right.

As each foot touches the ground,

I get even more tired.  But I keep going.

I tell myself, “almost there…you’re almost there”.

Even if I’m still so, so far away.

Just when I started to believe.

To really believe…

I slowed down.

A pain in my side.

It hurts to breathe.

Then I hear the sound of cheering.

Cheering my name.

Forgetting my cramp, I run.

Run as fast as I ever have before.

“Almost there, you’re almost there”.

And this time, I really was almost there.

Passing people as I go.

Crossing the finish line, and still going.

I realized that I am stronger than the pain.

I won the fight.

Next time I get a pain like that,

I will cheer for myself.

And Run, Run, Run.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks to everyone who commented on Kassi’s post. She will come online and reply very soon….she’s a busy little girl who doesn’t get a lot of computer time.


  • PamelaFaganHutchins

    Kassi rocks. As a runner and writer. Go Kassi!

  • Daniela

    What a beautiful poem, Kassi! If you have already discovered all of this, you are well ahead. Keep running and writing and follow your dreams!

  • Sara D

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!! This is why sports are so much more important than just for your physical health. Learning how to push yourself in a sport translates to great endurance and strength when the trials of life hit you. Loved the poem! Just loved it!

  • Amanda Gale Kotyk

    Wow!! What am amazing post by an amazing young lady! You are very inspiring Kassi….stay strong, keep running, and keep writing!

  • Douglas Sawyer

    Great poem Kassi! I’ve totally been there myself

  • Douglas Sawyer

    great poem Kassi! I’ve totally been there too

  • Tim Starry

    That is incredible.

  • BrennanAnnie

    OH my goodness. I love her. You must be so proud. I am going to share this on Daily Mile

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for your sweet comment. I’ll go look for it on Daily Mile.