Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Exercise Of Exercise

Time to get into the starting blocks and wait for the gun to sound. Yep, it's time to throw down the gauntlet to yourself and kick off your exercise resolutions for the new year. Come on! Who's with me? I didn't do so hot last year. But 2012 is a brand new year.

So, be it resolved. Tomorrow will soon be upon us. Let's see just how long we will last. Here's a short rhyme to get your started. It's also posted on my webpage at under the "Rhyme Of The Month". For another take on the running life, check out "Life is (Ultra) Good" on the Blackwood Press website. Enjoy.

Then pull on those exercise duds and strap on your shoes. The day awaits.

The Exercise Of Exercise
By Bill Kirk

Exercise is easy
To write down on a chart.
The hard part is the doing;
The first step is to start.

Writing lists is helpful,
If that's not all you do.
You've got to take that first step
And after that, take two.

Three steps, then another--
Each one becomes a snap.
Soon ten leads to a hundred--
Four hundred make a lap.

Each four laps together
Will make an even mile.
You're done in twenty minutes.
Do I detect a smile?

Now you get the picture.
That's what it's all about!
You've overcome the challenge.
So, give yourself a shout!


  1. We're heading into the second full week of January and I am pleased to report that -- thus far -- I am achieving my (unambitious) goal of exercising twice a week. Yes, it's not much, but when you're currently at ZERO, twice is a big jump.

    Love your poem --adorable!

  2. Good post. Your interview is coming up January 23rd, I think.

  3. Love the poem. My husband, two college-age sons and I have joined in a 4 month family exercise challenge, we are each others goal buddy.

  4. Great poem for promoting exercise. Seems like kids and grown ups would enjoy this one.