The Grind: that name I give to every excuse I use when I fail to run. I guess I don’t want to run bad enough. Every little failure makes my resolve weaken. Ironic, when my blog’s called ‘Keep-On-Going’.
Grind, Failure, Grit
This man had a lot more grind then I:
He failed in business in ’31. He was defeated for state legislator in ’32. He tried another business in ’33. It failed. His fiancee died in ’35. He had a nervous breakdown in ’36. In ’43 he ran for congress and was defeated. He tried again in ’48 and was defeated again. He tried running for the Senate in ’55. He lost. The next year he ran for Vice President and lost. In ’59 he ran for the Senate again and was defeated. In 1860, the man who signed his name A. Lincoln, was elected the 16th President of the United States. The difference between history’s boldest accomplishments and its most staggering failures is often, simply, the diligent will to persevere.
Time to build myself some grit – the courage to work towards my goal of a BMQ time. Sure, I got a tough commute. Two hours each way.
Time I got up early and ran – that’s why this post.
Tomorrow, Thursday 11th Feb 2015, I will run before I leave for work. It does not matter what I run, only that I run.
Then, I’ll have won my first victory against the grind – and I will tweet it too.