Thursday, January 5, 2012

Go and GET IT.

I read this on my friend Nicki's blog (who just so happens to be running the Wasatch Back with me this year! ) and I absolutely had to share it with you.  You want something?  THIS is how you get it:

If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it;
If only desire of it
Makes your aim strong enough
Never to tire of it,
If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it,
If gladly you’ll sweat for it,
Fret for it,
Plan for it,
Pray with all your strength for it,
If you’ll simply go after the thing that you want,
With all your capacity,
Strength and sagacity,
Faith, hope, and confidence; stern pertinacity,
If neither cold or poverty, famished and gaunt,
Nor sickness, nor pain,
Of body or brain,
Can turn you away from the aim that you want,
If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it,
You’ll get it.

-Anonymous

FIRST. PLACE. FINISH.  Wasatch Back Marathon Relay 2011 
What great thing are you going to sweat for this year?

8 comments:

Ali Mc said...

I want to get a job that I adore this year!!!!!!! I'm going to go get one :) ....mainly so I can afford to have more babies!!! lol

jclay said...

You guys got first last year? So stinking awesome!!! Repeat! Repeat! Repeat! (that's me cheering, in case you couldn't tell... Yeah, I figured you couldn't.)

Pretty inspiring stuff. I think I might read this before labor... that involves some sweating and can count, right?

kalie said...

Nicki is a cool quote magnet! I am impressed that you used a different marathon picture? ;)

Josie @ happycorredora.com said...

I am getting a job and running 1:35 for a half marathon, and if not, I am going to go down fighting for both of them! :)

Julia said...

LOVE!!! this year i want a true challenge to sweat for...i want to push myself harder than i have yet. i just gotta figure out what that challenge is going to be :)

Rachelle Wardle said...

Freaking awesome!!! This poem is so great and I could not agree more. You are such an amazing example of this to me.

P.S. So freaking cool that you guys won!! Like seriously? That freaking rocks!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

WOW!! LOVE THIS and I am going to copy and paste it to put on my computer, thanks:) I loved your last winter post...hilarious! I am enjoying this weather a little too much. So when do I get to see you again?

Jamie said...

Nice quote!

I am going to run my first marathon and compete in my first triathlon this year. All for the ultimate goal: Ironman (someday).