We are all waging our own personal wars, with the aim of achieving the inner peace that comes from crossing that hallowed finish line.

by zylin

We should learn from the best. And so after a crash that hurt her hip, Chrissie Wellington said, “a bit of padding would have been nice – should have eaten more donuts”.

I love that. But yes, there is more.

“And of course we are also engaged in our own personal war of attrition. Battling the enemy of self doubt, of discomfort, of the little voice telling us to quit, and of the dreaded adversary that is ‘ GI’ (distress) Jane. Although we all suffer disillusionment or motivational slumps, victors have developed a call to arms that can fuel their fire and reignite their passion and courage.”

“We are all waging our own personal wars on the triathlon battleground, with the aim of achieving the inner peace that comes from crossing that hallowed finish line. ”

What I fear the most is attrition of the most subtle kind. The loss of that spark, tenacity, that prevented pain and life from deterring you, that made you do things no one ever said you could (and the unkind ones said you couldn’t). Small battles lost daily, and a dream gets lost. You find others equally precious), but that one is lost. Since I dreamed, I want to hold on to it tight.

And last quote reverberated as it spoke – above others, I want to achieve inner peace at my own finishing line.

With this, hello world. I am still very much alive.

(Excerpts from http://www.chrissiewellington.org/blog/war-wounds-the-fighting-spirit/)

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