“Once you let yourself quit, you’ll think about quitting every time.”
This quote has been stuck in my head ever since a complete stranger said it to me a few weeks ago. She was referring to the
mountain hill that I have to run up every day.
Okay, maybe I’m being a little overdramatic, but after almost 2 years, it still hasn’t gotten easier! How can this be?
Despite how difficult I think the hill is, I’m not a quitter. Whether I’ve run 2 miles or 22 miles, I’ve always run up it. I would be lying though if I said I haven’t had those days where a million excuses go thorough my head as to why I should quit. It would be so much easier just to walk up it.
However, in the past two weeks, those negative thoughts have slowly disappeared. Instead, I hear the stranger saying the quote to me, EVERY time. It’s the weirdest thing! The minute the incline begins, my breathing becomes labored, and my heartbeat is pumping like crazy, I hear her saying, “Once you let yourself quit, you’ll think about quitting every time.” I don’t want to get into the habit quitting and thinking about quitting.
It might not be easy, but I’m never sorry when I make it to the top without stopping.
Have you ever found strength from someone or somewhere unexpected?
Random, but I had to include this…I enjoy a lot a of good indie music. Lord Huron is one of my current faves! I thought this song…well at least the name, fit this post well. Enjoy.