Friday, February 28, 2014

Almost There

With my first marathon tomorrow, I thought I’d share my race theme song and motivational mantra! Tiana from Princess and the Frog said it best – “Trials and tribulations, I’ve had my share. There ain’t nothing gonna stop me now ‘cause I’m almost there.”

Almost There
Princess and the Frog

Mama, I don’t have time for dancin’
That’s just gonna have to wait a while
Ain't got time for messing around
And it's not my style
This old town can slow you down
People taking the easy way
But I know exactly where I'm going
And getting closer and closer, every day

And I'm almost there, I'm almost there
People down here think I'm crazy, but I don't care
Trials and tribulations I've had my share
There ain't nothing gonna stop me now ‘cause I'm almost there

I remember Daddy told me "Fairytales can come true
You gotta make 'em happen, it all depends on you"
So I work real hard each and every day
Now things for sure are going my way
Just doing what I do
Look out, boys, I'm coming through

And I'm almost there, I'm almost there
People gonna come here from everywhere
And I'm almost there, I'm almost there

There's been trials and tribulations
You know I've had my share
But I've climbed the mountain, I've crossed the river
And I'm almost there, I'm almost there
I'm almost there!

QOTD: Are there any songs that have inspired you for a specific race?

20 comments

  1. Good luck to you tomorrow Lauren! We will be thinking about you! You're gonna do great sweetie!

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  2. Aww now I want to watch the Princess and the Frog! Good luck tomorrow, I know you are going to do amazing. You are more than prepared!

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    1. It is definitely an awesome movie - I may watch it tonight actually lol! Thanks, Courtney!

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  3. Whhoooo hooooo!!!!!! So excited for you for tomorrow!!!!
    The song "Press On" by Mandisa pushes me. She has a remix version that gets me in a good pace - love it.
    I also love Kanya "Stronger" - man... talk about ready to rip when I hear that one.
    Sending you good vibes! Can't wait to hear all about your accomplishments!!!

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    1. Thank you!!

      I don't know if I've heard that song before - I'll have to check it out. :0)

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  4. I love that song. I always have my iPod on shuffle during races, and during Princess 2012 that song hit when I entered EPCOT. I'm almost there!

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    1. It is always in my race mix, too! Definitely a great motivational song for that extra boost needed towards the end of a race! Sounds like it came on at the perfect time for you at the PHM!

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  5. Good luck tomorrow! You're going to rock your first marathon! I can't wait to read all about it.

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  6. I feel like those 18 weeks flew by so quickly! You're going to do so amazing tomorrow! You've earned that marathoner title! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Kim!! I can't believe how fast the last 18 weeks went by, too!

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  7. I hope it went well today! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  8. I had this song on my PHM playlist!

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    1. Sweet!! It really is a perfect song for a running playlist!

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  9. I saw your comment about your marathon finisher shirt on my blog. Since I ran the half marathon, I don't know where the marathon shirts were supposed to be but I do believe you should have received one right after finishing (at no extra charge). Once you contact the race officials, I think it will all work out.

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