We pretend the snooze button doesn't exist. We drag our butts out of bed while others sleep. While others eat their pancakes, we feast on protein, glucose and electrolytes. We double-knot. We run. 800s, Relays, 1500s, 5Ks, 10Ks, 26.2 miles. Some days more some days less. A honk on a run is a badge of honor. Makes us proud. We run through the snow, hail, rain, sleet, thunder, lightning and sunshine. We feel like warriors. We get marked by each battle with beautiful frosty eyelashes and frazzled hair. Every day, like Nike, we "just do it." We pay no mind to comfort. On speed days. On Sundays. On holidays. We make excuses to keep going. Question ourselves. Play mind games. Put our hearts before our knees. We hit the wall, then bust through it. We finish what we start. Prove what we are made of. Day after day, we run our legs off and our hearts out.