A/N: Olympics + cross country training = Awesome poem I wrote after busting my ass at the track this morning!

It's the moment when you're almost done running, and you feel like you could fly.

It's the moment after you stop running, when you feel like you could die.

It's the moment when you round the curve on lap 1,2, 6 and 8.

It's the moment when all that is done, and think 'one day I'll be great'.

I rounded the curve on lap 6, thinking 'not far now'.

Just keep going, just keep going, do not think of slowing down.

The second curve on lap 7, 'one more lap to go'

I stretched my stride sinking into a beat I know.

It's the moment when you're almost done running, and you feel like you could fly.

It's the moment after you stop running, when you feel like you could die.

It's the moment when you round the curve on lap 1,2, 6 and 8.

It's the moment when all that is done, and think 'one day I'll be great'.

One-two-three one-two-three I breathe and look ahead

I see the line, though barely there, to me a blazing red.

I brace myself for when I cross the line I looked upon

The hundred meters to the end would in a blink be gone.

It's the moment when you're almost done running, and you feel like you could fly.

It's the moment after you stop running, when you feel like you could die.

It's the moment when you round the curve on lap 1,2, 6 and 8.

It's the moment when all that is done, and think 'one day I'll be great'.

I crossed the line and dug my shoes deep into the track

I flew with ease, riding the high of never holding back.

I crossed the end and thought, 'that really wasn't bad'

Fought back some dry heaving and high-fived with my dad.

I asked my time and got it, a few less seconds now

I smiled knowing that I'd never even thought of slowing down.

It's the moment when you're almost done running, and you feel like you could fly.

It's the moment after you stop running, when you feel like you could die.

It's the moment when you round the curve on lap 1,2, 6 and 8.

It's the moment when all that is done, and think 'one day I'll be great'.

Some people say it hurts too much, well what did you expect?

You think it doesn't hurt like hell after I've done my best?

You can love or like or hate to run, but you must not ever fear it

It's all in your head, what you can do, it's in your human spirit.

It's the moment when you're almost done running, and you feel like you could fly.

It's the moment after you stop running, when you feel like you could die.

It's the moment when you round the curve on lap 1,2, 6 and 8.

It's the moment when all that is done, and think 'one day I'll be great'.