"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine
Like anything in life worth having it takes an investment of time, energy, effort... it takes all of you committing to the task. And not just once but again and again until the protesting of the muscles and lungs subsides and all you feel is the rhythm that guides your steps and your heart beating in perfect time in your chest. Like climbing a mountain and reaching the summit... you can almost forget what brought you there and the view takes your breath away. It's then, when you shut off your mind and accept the experience that it happens, you feel like you can fly, and you are, because you have given yourself wings.