I was always an athlete of sorts,
Swim-, bike-, and run- ing my sports.
When Parkinsonâ€™s hit,
I couldnâ€™t just sit
Like a rusty old ship docked in port.
I first took an exercise class
â€˜cause I had to do something fast.
Fitness set me in motion,
like some magic potion,
to put my PD in the past.
A triathlon is for me.
Iâ€™m entered in race number three.
Iâ€™ll try hard to win,
though chances are thin.
Itâ€™s the effort I make thatâ€™s the key.
In Richmond weâ€™ve started a group
To exercise, squat, bend and stoop.
We have lots of fun,
and when we are done,
weâ€™ll have kicked old PD for a loop!
We continue our non-ending fight,
To try to make everything right,
by using computers
among our recruiters
who log in on our own web site.*