The following is from a speech by Teddy Roosevelt.. A friend sent it to me, she says she reads this quite often when she is down/out about running. 
 
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 

Some of you will forget this in two minutes but I know a few of you were waiting for something exactly like this. Have a rocking weekend!!!
 





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