Marathons are a great deal like life itself. There are times that you just don't feel like doing it----and you know it LONG before the serious business has begun. It is at this point that you make a decision. You can either quit and just give up----because it is no fun-painful--and you just plain do not want to do this or you can just push through and look for the finish line--as painful as that is.
Saturday's long run of 19 miles was one of those tests. NO FUN---PAINFUL--ALONE---AND I JUST DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS. Somehow DEEP DOWN INSIDE---I Pull Up The Will Power to FINISH IT. After the first 3 miles--I KNEW it would not be pretty and hoped I could finish. Hope will not get it though---it takes putting one foot in front of the other--sometimes when you just think----I CAN'T DO THIS--you just need to finish.
It is a life lesson in "Just Finishing".