A cold start. A great run. A life lesson.


It was cold. Okay, not really, but it was a drastic change from the weather we’d been having. One of the first cold days of the season. I almost opted not to run, but bundled up and hit the road. 

Whoa! It was colder feeling than I thought. I was going to give up. For the first mile and a half I intended to turn around and head home. 

For some reason…I kept going. 

I ran 5 miles. I ran 5 incredible miles. Or at least 3 miles were amazing. It was a great run. 

It was a great reminder. 

Much of life is that way. 

The reason many of us never finish…the reason we don’t realize our dreams…is not because we don’t have them. It’s not even that we didn’t start. 

The problem is often that we gave up too soon.

We couldn’t endure the chilly start long enough. We opted too quickly for the warm recliner. We didn’t last the test of time. 

The last few miles is usually worth the misery of the first few. 

Are you tempted to give up your dream?

Not yet! Keep running. You’re getting warmer.

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4 thoughts on “A cold start. A great run. A life lesson.

  1. Love it! I have felt that way far too often! Thanks for the reminder. Today is one of those days that I will need to keep pushing through the cold and mile 3 & 4…

  2. Great reminder Ron. Often the hardest battle is starting. It is that first step of faith that can be the hardest.

    Yet faith must endure and we have look beyond the "hard" and finish our race.