Take a thousand steps and maybe a thousand more,
And ever so often you’ll want to take a thousand more.
In the mornings, evenings or late at night,
A therapeutic activity to test your fight.
Every step taken is a step closer to your goal,
A step towards making your achievement whole.
And when your muscles ache and your face is red,
Remember your determination that got you out of bed.
Push through your limits and dig into your grit,
Recognize your potential and find new targets to hit.
Inspire the people around you including your peers,
Encourage them to fight and face their fears.
Run like a hare or as steady as a tortoise,
Ignore all the noise and listen to your voice.
Remember all the hard work and all the times you bled,
Once a runner, always a runner they said.