Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The debate was still raging

"Why are you flogging yourself? Give up, and go home."
"You've come this far, you owe it to yourself to finish.""This is only a stupid training run. Who'd even know or care if you abandon it?"
"You’ll never be able to live with yourself if you quit. Don’t!"“Don’t make things too complicated. Just quit and go home!"
“Quitting is never an option.”
While a part of me was listening to my id and ego arguing, I kept putting one foot in front of the other, again and again. The debate was still raging, when I finished my 20-miler.
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6 comments:

Jess said...

I tend to have this conversation with myself a lot :)

Chuck said...

I think we can all identify with this scenario in many settings in life. You probably didn't remember getting to the 20-mile mark!

Arlee Bird said...

I've had that argument. Not about running since I don't run. But about other things. I can imagine how that inner conversation must go.


Lee
Tossing It Out

SueAnn said...

Yes! I have had this very same inner conversation. Ha!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - What an effective way to describe those two voices! Meanwhile, your body knew what you needed to do. Sometimes I think if we just put our heads down and do it, we accomplish more than we ever thought we could.

Diandra said...

Yeah, that's exactly my head. ^^

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