Nine years ago I wrote a journal entry containing this quote:
At the end, when your legs are tired~ unknown
and your arms are giving out,
Get angry that you are tired.
THEN HIT IT HARDER.
Although I still like that quote, I no longer find it inspiring. For me, the time and place for that mindset are behind me. I’m not quitting. Rather, when I get tired and my arms and legs give out, I now think: I misjudged the goal. I can access that other mindset if I choose to go on, but I’m also serenely happy to rest.