I give myself this pep talk more often than not.
It can feel so difficult. It is feeling so difficult, right this very moment. But you know what? All these qualities that set you apart from others – that make you ? They were developed because of this marathon endurance test.
You & me? We’re not sprinters. I was never a sprinter. I tried (oh, did I try) but I am not built for fast speed & short distances. I’m endurance. I’m about wrinkling my nose, putting my head down, & leaning into the wind. I am ‘slow but steady wins the race’, even if the bunny is more cute. I’m less 100-meter-dash & more half-marathon.
& being a long distance runner is worth it when the winds die down & a moment of joy breaks through.