Snot Rockets, Lung frostbite, and Thick Blood

Everyone in our church is participating in a 5K in May. We are admonished daily to walk or run – even in sub-zero weather. I posted this poem and letter to our race director on the church fb page. I share it with others who may be in the same situation.

A Simple Prayer

Sun, Sun, Glorious Sun!
Wrap me in your warming rays.

Snow, Snow, Go Away!
Greg says we must run today.

Sun, Sun, Giver of Light!
Shine on us with all your might.

Spring, Spring, Come and stay.
Surround me through my first 5K!

Sun, Sun, Glorious Sun!
Greg says we will have such fun.

Dear Greg,

Please accept this poem as my apology for not participating in the accountability run yesterday. It is difficult for this ole Texas lizard to get out in sub-zero weather and run around in circles. I did find enough jackets to wear but what I did not find was motivation to brave the possibility of lung frostbite. I am sure others have survived lung frostbite, but I like to be careful.

In addition, I will miss next week’s run because I will be in LONDON, ENGLAND! However, I promise to faithfully walk from castle to castle and garden to garden all next week. When I return, and if the sun is out, I will gladly join you for the next accountability run. Until then I am…

your humble servant.


He wrote back a spiel about nasal mucosa buildup, running Snot Rockets and my blood getting thicker by next winter. I suppose that means I was forgiven for missing the run last Sunday.


About Fawn Musick

Writings to make you Smile and Think. Fawn is an award winning newspaper columnist. She is an avid writer, blogger, and mom. Her advice comes from her years of mothering her eight children.
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