Lyric:- 'Chain the sun and it tears away, and it breaks you as you run, you run, you run' - Butler, Dio, Iommi & Ward
Song Choice:- Well ok it's a track from 1980 but I've included it into my seven special tracks from the 70's as on listening to it yesterday, it struck a real chord not only with my current situation but also with where I am some 54 years into my life innings.
You see, on reaching your half-century, it's really easy to take your foot off the gas and 'Die Young', in a kind of giving up 'cos I'm getting old kinda way. I'm not being horrible as I can see just how that happens to folk as its a trap that's easy to fall into, even if you are the most determined 'stay young at heart' people.
It's far too easy to fall into that National Trust Membership lifestyle. For some, their mid 50's now marks their retirement... What a waste! And I'm not wasting any of my time I can assure you from now on.
'And still to think you're free' - which is a great line as it's really important to me that I still believe I'm free and far from the end of my innings, especially as I got close to seeing the bright light at the end of the tunnel recently.
In a week leading up to my first competitive marathon at Beachy Head on Saturday I'm definitely not 'Dying Young' are you, or are you dead already?
976 Marathons - 241 Ultras - 13 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records