Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Marathon

My life is like a marathon without a planned route. People are running everywhere, and nobody knows where the finish line is. Some people have been running far too long, and bodies are collapsing everywhere. Sometimes I too want to simply stop running. I want to quit. I say to myself, “I’ll never run again”, for the promise of some relief from my aching body, my unquenchable thirst, my overwhelming tiredness… I just want to STOP.

6 comments:

The Mass Defective said...

Well said. I'm so tired both physically and mentally that I'd love to just quit. Think we just need to push past that & find that "runner's high", where the adrenaline kicks in and we're not aware of the aching anymore. Hang in there & take care of you!

James said...

I'm one of the one's who collapsed. I decided to just to stop and sit down and meditate until something else comes to me.

Yuki said...

:( Oh Polar Bear...My hubby runs and often wants to not go or wants to quit or stop running. He tells himself as encouargement "I'm a runner!" And he keeps repeating that and it helps him. I think what you're feeling is perfectly normal. After all, it is a lot of work!! And a lot of pain!! You have a lot of strength to start and to keep pursuing through all the hard times. You such an encouargement to me!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need a break.....

BipolarPrincess said...

Take a tranquilizer and blog us in the morning!

butterflies said...

Maybe you could slow down and just walk a bit?
Keep moving but dont hurt yourself.