Sunday, July 29, 2012
Running Thought for the Week: Strength from Running is a Fragile Strength
We runners put in hard work day in and day out, and over time, accomplish feats we didn't think we possibly had the strength to do. Some of our non-running friends look at us as if we have some kind super powers, but we're just running. But this tower of accomplishment is built upon a fragile scaffolding and a small break anywhere within it, whether caused by injuries, sickness, freak events, overwhelming events in our personal life, or other events largely out of our control, can happen at any moment, causing the whole tower to come crashing down. There's not much else to do but start over. Like it or not, it's what you signed up for the day you decided to be a runner..
The tenacity to overcome the setbacks makes the inevitable rewards even more satisfying.
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