When my friend dared me to run cross-country with him it stuck. Always having that goal to go faster and faster is always there. Waking up a lacing up is all you need to help with stress and clearing your mind. Even with all the pain in your ankles, knees, and hips after running four, five miles and just noticing you still have to get home, so with your tired self you turn around and keep going. Being away from the worlds worries as you push your body forward is something runners have a passion for but can’t explain why they do it. Could be staying healthy or the excitement of exploring new places to see what's around the corner, just over the hill or how far does the endless trail actually goes. Pushing your body to its limits is a great feeling as you go faster and faster and when you finally receive that time you wanted it’s a great accomplishment. We need to always be pushing ourselves to be better and better, so that we can always have that great feeling in our lives, making good choices and keeping the lords commandments helps us become better. Enduring to the end is key in Gods plan for us and as we do so we find that great joy, and the gospel of Christ can helps improve our lives so that we can become better and better. Like good running shoes help runners go faster, the gospel helps our lives go better and bring that happiness that we all desire. Stay on that path that will lead to eternal life and if for any reason we stop running or leave the path, Christ's hand is extended towards us willing to help us out. Christ loves us so much that he gave his life in atoning for our sins and because of that there is always a way to change and get back on the path running again. I hope that we are not slowing down, but striving to be faster and faster so in that great day we will able to stand to our Heavenly Father saying "I have finished my course", "I have kept the faith", "I have honored thy name".