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Core Training

I wake energetic, 
lungs clearing of lingering tobacco fog.
Kinetic energy, thoughts of poetry
inhabit my mind during my morning jog.
First at slow speed to warm up my thighs.
Long strides, deep breaths, my afro bounces in my eye.

I stop at this pavilion about a hundred yards in,
pull the picnic tables close, my core training begins.
Usually I'll push fifty, get up and keep jogging.
Today I did one hundred, jumped up, and started sprinting.
After an hour 
now I'm l
my right knee trembling in pain.
An old football wound,
in the ninety seven campaign.
I throw my knee brace on,
now I can maintain.

After about an hour of flowing perspiration.
My push-ups, sit-ups, and crunches,
an explosive core combination.
focused integration, isolation,
my abdomen begins to form..
Thankfully I'm done because I think it's about to storm....

Jared Pickett

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  1. Date: 6/6/2010 6:03:00 PM
    great read as always. thank you

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 10:23:00 PM
    So much energy in this poem,leaving the readers breathless,I love exercise,but this is tough,:) . .great writing.

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 5:14:00 PM
    Do some extra ones for me!! take care of the knee.

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 9:06:00 AM
    Love the energy in this poem and your pursits to stay in shape are admirable. Sometimes the rain can give us a welcome break. Great work, Jared! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 7:20:00 AM
    This is a great way to start my morning reading poetry. I am glad your poetry was among the poetry I have the pleasure to read today. Wishing you a weekend full of love and inspiration Jared. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 9:02:00 PM
    TWO SOUP MAILS..please..luv..

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 7:57:00 PM
    This poem makes me want to work out. However I'm already too tired from jogging 2 miles on the teadmill at the Y. Wonderful poem, makes my blood flow thinking about watching you do all these exercises. Give me some of that perspiration on a hanky so I can keep it with me. Keep those lungs clear Everything is so cool about you and your poems. Scarlett

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 3:49:00 PM
    a write fullll of energy lol,, enjoyed

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 3:30:00 PM
    Wonderful write ...luv the kinetic energy ..takes me back some to when I was into all the meditations daily ritual with exercising... nice use of visuals too.. could see and feel the "burn" .. and thankxxx for direction in earlier write..its finished now .. reconstructed ... more appealing .. and hopefully a winner... since luv is on the down low .. poetry need to be the upswing..hon..luv from the "Sweetheart"