Haiku – The “Too Hot” Run

Warm October Day

Crunching on the late fall leaves

Halloween is close


I was listening to music while I ran today, and King Diamond kept coming on. I thought I would post a song from them to set the Halloween mood. Listen, and enjoy – with the lights on of course.

Haiku – The “Summer’s Coming” Run

A thick warm muggy night

Shirt plastered to my body

May heat has arrived

Two nights back to back, love this time of year.  Nice walk/run this evening.  40 Minutes when he it was all said and done.  10 minute walk, 10 minute run, 10 minute walk, 10 minute run.  

I had this song come on the MP3 player and I changed the lyrics a bit.  Instead of back in a New York Groove, I replaced it with back in a Running Groove.  Not sure why I had to share that, guess I just wanted to.

So, anybody else enjoying the nice late spring or early summer weather?  Good bye winter.  


Haiku – The “Cloudy Day” Run

Fat rain heavy clouds

Thick with spring’s warm liquid drops

Ready to descend

Not a bad walk/run today.  Just did a timed run, didn’t count the miles, 30 minutes up and back.  Nice to get out in the fresh air.  Love this time of year.

By the way, Jason Aldean is another good artist to run along with:

The “Heavy Metal Sunshine” Run

Heavy loud music

Manowar and Megadeth

Pushing me onward


Clouds breaking above

Reveals plentiful sunshine

A light bright blue sky


Nice walk/run today.  Didn’t plan to run 2 continuous miles, but it was feeling good, paced myself to the music, just kept on running.  Hurting now, but it was so worth it.


Can’t help but get pumped listening to music like this:

Haiku – The “Can’t Get Warm” Run

A cold bitter wind

Ripping, tearing at my face

Frozen run today

I tell you what, couldn’t get warm at all while I was doing my walk/run earlier this morning.  I know I had shorts on, but my legs weren’t the problem.  It was my arms, which were covered with a long sleeve shirt.  Just couldn’t get them to warm up in the chill.  

On a sidebar side of things, I can’t get enough of Power Metal.  I have been listening to Manowar and Hammerfall as of late while I run.  Great stuff to push you onwards.

Haiku – The “Post Snow” Run

Footsteps tread lightly

Crossing snow’s lingering corpse

Dying in the sun

Finally got to run in the snow today, of course, it was only in the shade because the rest of it had melted by the time I ran.  One day I hope to run while the snow is falling.  That has long been a goal of mine, but today, I’ll take what I can get.  

By the way, as a sidebar, the Erich Church Album “Chief” is really great.  Listened to it for the first time today as I ran.  Listened to the song below 4 times.  Just couldn’t get enough of it.

Haiku – The “I Can’t Believe it’s not Windy” Run

Muscles crack and pop

A storm raging in my legs

Pushing through the miles

I am a big metal head and for years I have searched and searched for a new band and I think I have finally found one.  The group, Five Finger Death Punch, their two new albums have been kicking my butt lately when I have been running.  They might be, probably are, my favorite band to listen to when I am running.  Great stuff.  Here’s a cover song they did, and it really gets me pumped:

Haiku – Yesterday’s Run – (12/22/2013)

One day cold, then warm

Weather challenges to face

Each time that I run

Well, another walk/run, and another extreme, yes there was wind, always is, but this time the day was warm.  Go figure.  One day freezing my toes off and the next, trying to deal with the heat.  Tough winter season this year for running.

Haiku – Yesterday’s Run – (11/24/2011)

Element battle

Cold wicked winter wind chill

Still rocking the shorts

Probably should have thrown on some pants yesterday, but the odd thing, I wasn’t cold on the legs.  I was cold on the top and I had on a long sleeve that is supposed to be warm in the coldest of weather.  Hands were cold as well and I had on gloves, so go figure, only part of me that wasn’t covered didn’t get cold.  Running is such a strange sport.

Haiku – The “it really felt good” Run

The legs felt so great

Running seemed very easy

Had to stop myself

Running is such a strange sport, last time I went, hurt so bad I couldn’t stand it.  Then today, guess what, it didn’t hurt, and I could have run a lot longer than I allowed myself to.  I guess that’s just the way it goes.  

Haiku – The “feeling the heat” Run

A warm day today

Green-way littered with color

Fall’s scattered remains

It’s cold, it’s warm, it’s cold, it’s warm – just make up your mind already Mother Nature.  Love the fall and spring in N.C., but the weather is so up and down.  Wearing gloves and long sleeves on Tuesday and today I could barely keep my shirt on.  Tough to get adjusted when it is like that.


Haiku – The Red and Orange Run

Falls leaves chasing me

Quick feet, a cool autumn day

Clouds scattered above

Another good walk/run today and another continuous mile.  Nice to be getting back to it.  I hope all runners and walkers are able to enjoy this nice weather.  Give me a like if you enjoy this time of year as much as me.  

Haiku – The “really, it is this cold already” Run

Bitter winter wind

Legs pushing me through the cold

First mile in a while

Finally got myself to a continuous mile today, couldn’t believe it.  It has been so long since I did that, and it felt great.  It was cold out there, colder than it needed to be.  That is the one problem I have with North Carolina in the fall.  One day, sunny and warm, the next day, cold with heavy winds.  C’est la vie, right?

Thank you to this song for helping me push out a few extra steps, came on at just the right time.

Haiku – Cool Running

White-grey clouds above

Cool breeze, a slight chance of rain

Getting in some miles


I managed to get in a nice day time walk/run today, felt great.  I am on my second pair of running headphones, which isn’t bad, since I bought the first pair over two and a half years ago.  Anyway, one of the songs got me thinking of Halloween.  I thought I would post it below.