Posted on November 09 2009
Signify the end of our last fun run, they signal the end of this season, and they mark the end of four years of LHS XC. But they don’t mark the end of the love I’ve found here at Lynbrook as a Cross Country Boy.
These past four years have been truly amazing, every single one of them. It has been an honor to share the field of battle with so many other runners throughout the years and this Saturday might be the last time I can put my hands in with 6 other guys and yell “Woh Bundy” at the top of my lungs. Whether it’s the last or second to last is up to us. If we want it, truly want it, we have to work hard this week and then we have to all have the race of our lives on Saturday. This is our opportunity, it’s our chance to show what we’re made of, this is our dream.
Vince Lombardi once said; “The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his field of endeavor”
Cross Country is our field of endeavor and whether we run like men or we run like boys on Saturday is up to us. All I have to say to you guys is leave it all out there, for one race, push your body to its limits and when it seems like it’s about to give in, let your heart take over. Remember the feeling of losing Hawaii by one point, remember the disappointment, remember the pain; and if we can channel that into one race where everything clicks, then someday we’ll remember the glory.
This is our calling, our fate is in our legs and our dream is in sight.
Let’s do it for ourselves, let’s do it for Hank and Jake, but most of all let’s do it because we love it.