Truth: I Almost Quit
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
Before writing posts when I’m down in the dumps about something, I often put on my rose colored glasses. The positivity and cheer-leading you see and read here is genuine, but some times it’s a pep talk meant more for my own psyche rather than for anyone else.
That was 100% the case after I ran the Richmond Marathon.
An hour after the race, I had the classic “quitter’s syndrome”. The “I’m never going to do this” and the “maybe it’s just not meant to be’s” were flowing.
Pretty sure I told everyone I saw that day that I was done with this goal and I’m moving on. I had the classic signs of a scorned lover who was throwing in the towel of ever falling in love again and along with it all my hopes and dreams.
In that moment of defeat, I gave up and I almost quit…
but, you know the end of this story regardless of the outcome in Eugene. I am not a quitter and I will not give up. I have an amazing training cycle behind me and shitty race, so instead of giving in I’m expecting more.
Have ever had a moment when you nearly gave up on your goals?