Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Persistent

Have you ever known a persistent person? Someone who never lets up until they have reached a goal or gotten their way? You? Runners are persistent! We deal with naysayers and a multitude of other detractions. Yet, we make it so often to the finish line! It takes focus, guts, drive, smarts, humility, and patience...never giving up!!
I often wonder what it's like to give up!? I can't really think of anything in my life that I've quit! Even a job....or a friendship....in my mind I persisted in a proper way.
Now, after years of injury free running there is a negative persistence the dreaded injury! I am healing but man is it taking a long time! I managed 28 minutes today. The last three days I have been overwhelmed with an issue....not able to disclose....it is like a dagger to my heart and I am dealing for the first time in my life with what I think is depression. I'd like to quit everything sometimes! But I'm still me....never been a quitter and I cannot start now! Peace

6 comments:

Marlene said...

Be strong, Mark! Be true to yourself in the face of these difficulties.

And fight PERSISTENTLY against thos injury!

Suzy said...

Hang in there and keep putting one step in front of the other. Depression is a finicky beast - if you think you have it do not ignore it. Sending good thoughts your way.

lindsay said...

you can't let some silly injury hold you down! keep pressing on, you'll overcome this battle too.

lindsay said...

oh also... stay positive. surround yourself with positive thoughts, actions, people. depression can't take hold either!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I'm sorry you are struggling with something. Know that you have people thinking about you and wishing you the best!

WilbertSoseb said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」...............................................................

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