“Today, I will feel the burn in my legs. I will fight the urge to want to quit. I will breathe heavily, and become so sore where it hurts to walk. I will give it my all, and my everything. I will put in 110 percent effort. & No one will stop me" 

-Alexa Efraimson (omfg I write on my hand/arm before my races so I feel this connection to Alexa right now)