USAIN BOLT, FLOODING, AND THE RACE CALLED LIFE

“Stop worrying about the start, the best part of the race is the end.”
– Usain Bolt

English: Usain Bolt at the World Championship ...

English: Usain Bolt at the World Championship Athletics 2009 in Berlin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In triathlon, athletes start with a swim and end with a run.  Here in the Philippines, with non-stop rains and flooding once again dominating our landscape in the metropolis, we also begin by swimming through our troubles for a fresh start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is going to be a struggle for those affected by nature’s wrath.  In the coming days, we expect a rash of illnesses, and the sad part is, even our hospitals were not spared of damage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the midst of misery, we wonder about our existence and the meaning of life.  Are we really destined to suffer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then, when the storm ends, we start to pick up the pieces.  We leave the swimming behind, and move through the bike stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After that, we run!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in the end, we emerge triumphant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After all, it doesn’t matter how bad you started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s how you end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s who you are.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not the price, it’s not the game
It’s not the score, it’s not the fame
Whatever road looks way too far
It’s not what you have
It’s who you are

It’s not how fast, it’s not how far
It’s not of cheers, it’s who you are
In the darkest night, you make your sun
choose your race and then you run

It’s never the glory, it’s never the score
It’s never about seeing who’s less and who’s more
cause when you found out how fast and how far
You’ll know it’s not much you have
It’s who you are

You lose the moon, then be a star
It’s not too soon, be who you are
whatever road looks way too far
It’s not what you have
It’s who you are

When you have found how fast you can run
When you have found your place in the sun
It won’t be just you that you’ll find
Has made the run and the climb
It’s everyone

learning to bend and not to break
living to give more than you take
Dying to live, living to try
Feet on the ground, dreams in the sky

It’s never how much you have
It’s who you are

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