The last few miles of an ultra marathon

When legs give out and arms won’t swing

I know one thing for sure:

my mind will be my everything

and I’ll be able to endure.

The pain will try to stop me as

discomfort rears up in great scale

But all I have to do right then

is just move forward on the trail.

What’s between my ears today

pushes me to reach tomorrow –

my mind will get me through what’s tough —

and my body knows to follow.

So take on the ultra marathon

and bring your greatest tool:

a sharpened mind, a focused head

and the stubbornness of a mule.

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