Christmas Carols: The Running Editions

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With Christmas just around the corner, you've undoubtedly been inundated with holiday songs just about everywhere you go (in some stores, it's been since August).

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And if you listen closely enough, the funny thing is some of your favorite winter classics have perfect parallels to running, like this one:

Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the snowman
Knew the sun was hot that day
So he said,
"Let's run and we'll have some fun
Now before I melt away."

As for the other holiday classics? Well, they just need a few tweaks...

Rudolph the Red-Toed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Toed Reindeer
Had a very shiny blister.
And if you ever saw it
You would even say, 'No, sister!'

I'll Be Home for Christmas (As Soon As I Get a Quick Five In)
I'll be home for Christmas
You can plan on me
Please have the shower on
14 cookies and a cup of hot tea.

Sleigh Ride
Just feel those fat rolls jiggling
Ring-ting tingling, too.
Come on, it's lovely weather
To burn off my chocolate wth you.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Bart Yasso
I saw Mommy kissing Bart Yasso
Underneath the finish line last night.

Jingle Bells
Dashing through the streets
On a tempo run tonight.
O'er the hills we go
Trucking all the way...
Oh, what fun it is to laugh and sing a running song tonight.

Let It Snow
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But my new tights are so delightful.
And since we have 10 miles to go,
Let it snow! Let it snow! Black ice, no!

Deck the Halls
Deck the halls with racing medals,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Rather run than push those pedals,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our wicking apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the cabernet by the barrel,
Fa la la la, la la, la la.

Twelve Days of Christmas
Twelve muscles hurting,
Eleven hills a-climbing,
Ten nails a-splitting,
Nine eggs a-nogging,
Eight miles a-hoofing,
Seven PRs a-wanting,
Six shoes a-buying,
Five goooolden pancakes,
Four missing socks,
Three neon shirts,
Two rubbing thighs,
And a big goal in the New Year.

Ted Spiker has never nogged an egg, but he does wish you many fa-la-la's this season. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram, where he promises to never post anything like this ever again.

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