Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's the climb

Thank you, Miley Cyrus for this post.

For all of you who do not know me, I am such a teeny bopper.  And yes, I have Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus on my Ipod.

Today, I managed to actually get up at 5am for a 5 mile run on the treadmill.  I have never been to my "new" gym, L.A. fitness in the mornings yet, and wanted to give that a try.  I also knew I had to work late today and who knew if I was going to make it to a run this afternoon, so 5am it was.

As I was running along, The Climb by Miley Cyrus came on! And this song is one of my favorites.  You can here the song here.  But the lyrics really got me thinking about this whole Marathon craziness and this explains it perfectly.
"Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb"

It doesn't matter how long it takes me to finish.  If it takes me 4 hours (I wish) or 6 hours, you know what?  I am going to cross that finish line, even if I need to crawl.
It's not what waiting on the other side (well sort of..)  Who cares about a medal?  OK yes we do!!  But it's the journey that got me to that finish line.  The fundraising, the training, the long hours, the friends I have made, the people I have inspired, the people who inspire me.  It's the ups and downs through the whole process.  It's what's getting me to the finish line.  

I say you finish reading the song.  Whether you like it or not, I always find it inpirational and go the extra mile:)
How does it describe something you do?  I can keep on going for every line, but I am sure you won't read it, so here is the lyrics

The Climb lyrics
Songwriters: Alexander, J; Mabe, J;

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

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 a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't 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, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/m/miley-cyrus-lyrics/the-climb-lyrics.html ]

2 comments:

  1. Not sure I can forgive the Miley Cyrus liking, but if that's what it takes to get you moving and across the finish line ... then go for it. :)

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  2. I heard that song yesterday when I was driving back from Trader Joe's and was thinking, "too bad this is Miley because it's actually a really good song".

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