Music for the Soul

30 Day Song Challenge Redux (Day 7): Song that Reminds You of a Certain Event

Standing in the morning dark with about 50,00 thousand runners and spectators combined, this song came on as I stood in my corral waiting for my time to start my first half marathon.

If you would have asked me if Eminem would ever bring tears to my eyes, I would have laughed at you, but as that song filed through the noise of runners and onlookers, a lump formed in my throat and tears hugged my eyes. I was about to run a half marathon. Holy shit. All the training in the world didn’t seem like enough. I was nervous. I was scared. I wanted to vomit. I wanted to quit. I wanted to crawl back into bed and sleep.

But this song kept me in my corral and made me want to start and finish the half marathon.

“If you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted. One moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip? You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. You own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo.”

2011 30 Day Song Challenge answer, “Because You Loved Me”