Here are the lyrics:
I can almost see it, that dream I'm dreaming.
But there's a voice inside my head says you'll never reach it.
Every step I'm taking, every move I make
Feels lost with no direction, my faith is shaken.
But I gotta keep trying, gotta keep my head held high.
There's always gonna be another mountain,
I'm Always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
'Aint about how fast I get there
'Aint about what's waiting on the other side.
It's the climb.
The struggles I'm facing, the chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down but no, I'm not breaking
I may not know it, but these are the moments
That I'm gonna remember most, just gotta keep going
And I, I gotta be strong, just keep pushing on.
Why do I get so fixated on that marathon day? It's really all the training leading up to it that is where I learn and grow. It's the climb. There will always be other big days, other goals to reach, but it's in the getting there that makes all the difference. As I looked at that training schedule the happiness and success came flooding back. That was a great time in my running life. And I let one day (o.k. maybe two) ruin it. For far too long. I'm gonna try and remember this as I continue to train for the next mountain in my life.