Friday, August 15, 2008

YES YOU KANYE

Hi gang... its been a nice week, recovering from the Greater Cleveland Triathlon and planning workouts and races in the upcoming months... 4 races in 4 weeks was a daunting task, but we survived. So far this week, I had a breakwall swim at Fairport with much yardage tacked on afterward. A couple of tough weight workouts and a long bout with the elliptical machine. Trying to avoid any running as my hamstring mends a bit.

The Bride has Pilates, and I will take a class or two, but the work sked is crazy. Browns are full go. I will be at Giants Stadium next Monday as Browns face the Super Bowl Champs. High School football is one week away and the seasons will slowly change. I love this time of the year.

You might know by now, if you have followed this blog that I like to take creative license with some of the famous and infamous of writers and weave my own web of words about training and racing... Hey, you gotta have fun...right?????

One of my earliest blog entries was a take on Dr. Suess (click here)
I spun my own Hemingway take (click here)
I can rap like Jay Z.... (move the mouse here)
and, lets see...ohh yea.. a take on Stevie Wonders "Superstition". My Fav.!! (click it)

So..I was thinking.....why not another rap??? Would Kanye West write something like this for endurance racing???


You're an Ironman

Summer sun is smoking
Like a record broken
All effort, no joke-in

The body is aching
Endurance limits shaken
Replacement fluids taken...

The Heart beats are soaring
Clothes drenched, sweat is pouring..
Burning carbs you've been storing.

The Mind shouts, Stop..you've done enough!!!
We know your're really tough
Bag this Ironman stuff!!!

No, you reply........ I'll tell ya why!!!
Its the thrill..the competition high!!!

So...you increase your pace,,,.
visualize the Ironman Race.
Add 2 miles just in case..

You keep on churning....
Lungs are burning..
Body is protesting
But your not resting

Cuz..your still thinking..
follow the coaches plan
Run forever...cuz you CAN !!!!

You're an Ironman!!!!!!

22 comments:

Benson said...

Hey man, that is solid.

filoli said...

In the words of Kanye, "New gospel homey, take six, and take this, haters" - nicely done, now wears your bape...

Borsch said...

That is a great rap!

Viv said...

Love it JT! Your such a hip Ironman for your age group! Just kidding with ya you know :-)Continue to mend up that hammy and keep up with the bride in the pilates. No fair you have a great resourse for da' best streches in town!

Formulaic said...

Nice rap! Smooth lyrics and everything. Better copyright it now, I can hear em knocking :)

Eric said...

Not being down with the stylin' of Kanye West....what is the original song? School me.

Brian said...

you really got put down some music and dance and post the video. that would be great

UntPawGal02 said...

Sweet... that should become the official rap song they play before the start of the swim and at the finish line at each IM! Think about it???

UntPawGal02 said...

Sweet... that should become the official rap song they play before the start of the swim and at the finish line at each IM! Think about it???

Lily on the Road said...

OMG, you are in the wrong business...you could be making $$$ and have bling in your teeth! LOL.

That is sooooo good!

Now I'm be humming that all day...thanks (I think)...

Marcy said...

JT you get a vid, I'm telling you! ;-)

JenC said...

Right on JT, right on!!

Charlie said...

"George Bush doesn't Ca...."
Thats the only Kanye quote I know.

I will recite your rap everyday for the next 2 weeks.

Recovery sounds solid.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

you da' man.

Kevin said...

That is great. Now you just need to find someone to record and release it. Definite hit

Rainmaker said...

I'm waiting for an audio version...

tracie said...

awesome rap! :)kanye better watch out! :P

Lana said...

Ah, that is great!!! LOVE IT!

TRI TO BE FUNNY said...

Yep--that puts Ozzy's Ironman to shame! Not bad for a white boy!

cindy said...

You were a rapper in a former life!! Love it!

jahowie said...

Yo man. That's tight. :-) You should put that to music and sing it on the 11 o'clock news.

Steve Stenzel said...

HA! Love the rap!! Put it to music and get it up on YouTube!!!