Momma Santa is tucking baby bears into bed. Little red bear asks for a bedtime tale. Momma says Ok, I'll tell you the story of long ago about training for a marathon.
Once upon a time, Momma trained for a marathon on the American River Parkway in Sacramento. It is a magical place. The story you are about to hear is
The 12 Days of Training.
On the 12th day of training, the Parkway gave to me:
12 Turkeys a strutting
11 deer a grazing
10 runners a running
9 geese a gandering
8 Sac Fitters a Aid-Stationing
7 Pay Candy Bars for Carbo Loading
6 Toadstools a Standing
5 Otters a Salmoning
4 Fisherman a fishing
3 Walkers a winning
2 Coyotes a devouring
And 1 Magnificent A merican River Sunrise
Good Night my Dear Bear Babies. Sweet Dreams...