My Last Time Down Summit, poetry by Michael Natt at Spillwords.com

My Last Time Down Summit

My Last Time Down Summit

written by: Michael Natt

 

Running my race year after year
Brought me fulfillment, fitness and cheer.

Up at daybreak and out the door,
Putting in miles while many still snore.

Step after step, millions by now;
A smile on my face and sweat on my brow.

Training through summer, enduring the heat;
Loving the discipline and structure. So sweet!

Tree-lined streets of St. Paul;
Ten miles not twenty-six, so I won’t hit the wall.

No pressure, no timing in a virtual race;
No need to compete or push the pace.

No crowds to applaud as I approach the finish line;
Only my family’s warm embrace. So sublime!

Last time down Summit Avenue, State Capital’s in view;
After thirty-one years of racing, I bid you adieu.

Michael Natt

Michael Natt

Michael is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He also has NASM certifications in corrective exercise, sports performance and behavior change. He has senior fitness specialty and group fitness certifications through the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA), and a fitness nutrition certification through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). Michael earned a master’s degree in human resources development from the University of St. Thomas, and works with people to integrate their fitness goals with their life goals. Michael lives in Eden Prairie Minnesota.
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