My team is cool,
We haven’t come together, though,
Young ones,
Still trying to understand
Teams are greater than individuals,
The stuff of sacrifice, and that
Winning is more about attitude than results.
We’ll figure it out
Because all of us are cool,

It’s tough getting it all done,
Marathon training,
Coaching,
Teaching, and
Writing
When I get home and Key Largo
Is on
At a time when I can stay up
And watch it.

It’s funny when #3 says,
“Does the black and white bring back memories?”
Yes it does,
So I made time to watch the movie again,
For what must be the one-hundredth time
All the while singing that song by Bernie Higgins
And loving the film like I had never seen it before,
The performances, the politics,
Bogie and Bacall…

So many people,
So many places,
Everyone out there reaching for it,
Whatever that is.

One woman,
Trekking across the country,
Single-minded in her focus
To run through a tunnel.

One man,
Over booked and hostage to time
Made a decision to bail,
To keep everything intact.

Three dudes,
Different in every way, but one,
Running the streets of Philly
With goals equally as different.

I can only speak for me,
But this group inspires,
Making the early morning workouts good,
Making Philly a lot more brotherly.

New challenges are ahead,
5Ks, triathlons, life
But the best thing about each
Is we never do them alone.

Thanks to all y’all.