Well, in the race that this verse is talking about, it is much more complicated than a simple race or even a lap with hurdles. In life, not only are there hurdles, but there are potholes, trap doors, and ankle weights on you.
"Summer lovin', had me a blast. Summer lovin', happened so fast." Well that describes very accurately my past few weeks.
"Sticks and Stones may break your bones, but your Words will never hurt me!" What a load of bologna. Words hurt!
BAD DAY: I felt so frustrated. Why didn't they tell me that sooner?