I let myself quit far too often. I tell myself it's fine, it doesn't matter. I let myself off the hook - and every time I do, another part of me shrivels up and becomes less than. Less than I could be. Less than I want to be. But it's ok. It's fine. Except that it's not.
I got very close to quitting again this week, with regards to my running. Not quitting entirely, just... letting myself off the hook for a race I have coming up. Saying it doesn't really matter, why put the pressure on myself? I've been sick. I haven't trained properly. It's not a big deal. Except that it is.
Then I read this post.
How do I want to feel on Tuesday? Like I did everything I could, and left it all on the road. Because in the end, who do I want to be? What version of myself? I've spent years being less than. Maybe it's time I tried a different tactic.