Catching My Stride

I’ll run down 

Into the canyon 

Just to prove that I can climb

Back out 

Then I’ll climb the next peak

Just to run down again

And get one more chance

To fly  

I’ll run another mile

And another

Just to feel my legs

Dance down the trail

And see what’s around the next bend 

I’ll endure the suffering

Of my body

Just so I can conceive of greater suffering

And submit myself to more the next time

I refuse to be broken 

With every mountain and valley

I will continue to run faster

And go higher

Just to gather strength

And strive to be the best

Me I can be

I just started to catch my stride