Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I Am Tenacious

I don't give up easily.  In fact, I'm a little on the obsessive side.  And yes, that's probably putting it mildly.  I just don't tend to let things, or more specifically -- ideas, go away.

If you haven't already heard, I'm currently sidetracked by an injury.  I got incredibly close to running my first marathon.  But, I failed during the final stage.  I have been knocked down.  Have I given up?  Oh, no no no  --  quite the contrary.  In fact, once I'm over this initial shock and disappointment, I suspect I'll do what I've always done.  I'll use it as fuel. 

You see, I don't like being directed by anyone or anything that I can't do something.  It will be important to prove (even if it's just to myself) that I can do whatever I choose.  However, it will require a good deal of patience on my part.  But I am persistent, unshakable, tough, resilient and tenacious.

If you get up one more time than you fall, you have made it through.
-- Chinese Proverb

Like this palm tree battered 
by the elements,
I may bend, 
but I will not break.

I will stand, I will grow, I will thrive.

I will heal.

I will run.

I am tenacious.

Are you?

I'm linking up with Deb @ Deb Runs for the Wednesday Word.

Please visit Deb and the other participating bloggers.  It's fun!


  1. Me too. Right there with you. Never say never. Do or die.

  2. Right on my friend! You tell it like it is, No ma'am this isn't getting you down! You'll be stronger than ever, this here it's nothing! You are way more than that to quit! Your BadA$$!

  3. I am the same way when I get ideas. I can just never let them go, even if they sit on the back burner for a while they are never forgotten.
    You will heal and watch out you'll kill it when you get to your first marathon! !!

  4. Choosing tenacious seems like the perfect word for you with your recent diagnosis of a stress fracture in your foot. I am so sorry you have missed out on your first marathon, and Chicago no less, but you will come back stronger. This is just a glitch and a way to test your mental strength. Having followed your blog for a while, it is clear you are not lacking in a strong will.

  5. No doubt you're going to be back stronger and better than ever. FWIW I have SO many friends who've come back from sfx very successfully. You will too. xo

  6. I have no doubt that you will be back.

    Unfortunately, my injuries too have proved me to be tenacious.

  7. You most definitely are, and will be back even stronger in no time!

  8. Oh no! Hope you bounce back quickly.

  9. I love this! You are strong, you will be back, and I will cheer you on.
    I am not quite as tenacious, but I want to be. You are inspiration to me :)

  10. I'm with you - don't tell me I cant do something. That's the best fuel there is!

  11. Never say never is right! So what is next?

  12. I'm exactly the same way. Tell me that I can't do something, and I'll set out to prove you wrong! Were you able to defer Chicago to next year?

    Thanks for linking up!

  13. Geez, I feel like I don't even belong with all these runner-blogger-poets because I couldn't write a poem to save my soul!

    Yes, I know you will come back even stronger.

  14. You will heal and you will run! Stronger than ever! You are definitely tenacious!

  15. You will definitely come back stronger...the patience part is hard but it will come. And you're doing the right things to keep up fitness while you heal. Tenacious is a good word for you.

  16. It's a good life lesson! You will come back stronger than ever! Best of luck!

  17. Tenacious is a good word for you! You will get through this and be stronger than ever - like that tree. ;-)


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