Ran this morning at 5:30 a.m.
Distance: 4 miles
After work I lifted weights for 30 minutes.
Today was a hard day at work. . . . .a really hard, stressful day at work. I wanted to give up, throw in the towel, and quit. . . .badly!
This school year has been very much like running a marathon: long, grueling, and the finish line seems incredibly far away.
But I was raised that you don’t quit, you don’t give up, you stick it out until the end—just like a marathon.
And just like distance running in general:
I know this school year will end—it always does, but I’m already hurting, and I’m only at mile 13.2 right now, so I’ve got a long way to go!
For now, I will keep looking ahead a few steps at a time, get excited for the next aid station (weekends/breaks), and turn to those who are running the same race and can help me make it to the finish.
What’s your “marathon” right now in life?