Never Give UP!


I want to shout it from the roof tops!

Running seriously rocks for me right now.

Everything is coming together.

I am running faster.

My legs feel amazing.

Running is easier.

Long runs don’t seem as long…

Not to mention, I just PRed yesterday on my long run…

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Who does that?

THIS girl! That’s who!

Thinking back on how far I have come this year, it is crazy to think that it has taken me almost 11 months to get here.

I have stumbled many, many, many times.

I have been lazy.

I have gotten injured.

I have struggled with tendinitis.

I have been a flake.

But, the one thing I haven’t been is a quitter.

I haven’t given up.

I have kept on.

I have fought the fight.

I am FINALLY reaping the benefits of my hard work…

And I can’t be more thankful for where I am now.

I might not be where I was a few years ago, but I am much closer than I was 11 months ago.

You, my lovely reader, might be somewhere on that spectrum…

Maybe you are just starting out, and running is hard.

Maybe you have been running for a while, but things don’t seem to be clicking.

Maybe you are struggling to stay motivated.

Maybe you are doubting yourself.

I promise that YOU WILL GET THERE.

It is not going to be easy and it will probably hurt…

But it will be worth it in the end.

 -RatherBeRunnin’

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16 thoughts on “Never Give UP!

  1. iamnotafitnessfreak says:

    I’m in a slump! I currently hate everything about running and feel creaky and slow, and I am dreading my 14 mile run this Sunday as I prep for my first marathon. Its nice to hear that I’m not the only one who goes through slumps and that I’ll make it out to the other side!

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    • RatherBeRunnin' says:

      Absolutely. Slumps suck. It is hard to despise something that you once were so passionate about. Don’t force yourself to do it… buy a new outfit, run a new path… just don’t give up. Give yourself a few weeks to rejuvenate. 🙂

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  2. Deena Hill says:

    Love this! I can always use the reminder that perseverance pays off, as it is for you! I’m currently on that injury list… 2 weeks of no running, but I’m not out, just a temporary set-back and fixing what needs fixed now before it gets worse. I’ll be better off for it in the long run. Keep on keepin’ on!

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