temptations to quit



i’m not sure what it is that you are trying to succeed or maybe just survive at, but don’t quit.

whether you are trying or striving or hanging on by a thread.  maybe you are in slow long time or just made a decision to try something new or make a few changes.  don’t second guess.  don’t doubt.  don’t quit.  this running seems to be messing more with my mind and my heart more than with my body (which should say a lot because my feet feel like that might fall off).  this weekend, i ran my longest yet, 7 miles (honestly 6.75 ish).  i ran 4 miles with my running friends and then finished with a 5k.  i was happy after i did it, but wanted to die in the doing and all weekend all i could think about was quitting or mustering up the energy to just pysch myself up to make it a few more weeks.  i got up and ran this morning.  the truth is, running is certainly not my biggest obstacle in life right now.  there are things in my life, probably like yours, that are bigger than me, heavier than i carry and with no real solution in sight. running, right now for me, just mirrors real life living.  and, in real life there are days when i sit down, days when i walk and days where i run and days where i can’t seem to catch my breath.  and, then i repeat.  but, maybe that is somewhat of the secret – – repeating.  repeat.  repeat.  repeat.

maybe this will encourage you today, as it did me . . .

the stronger the urge to quit, the closer you must be to succeeding.

so carry on lovelies and care for each other.  breathe in.  breath out.   put one foot in front of the other.  and, don’t be afraid to ask a friend to walk with you (in your life living), if you feel alone, or need help to carry, if your load is too heavy.  somethings are literally just too heavy to carry on your own.  and, if you are having a day where you are feeling a little muscle, care for those along your way.  the people on your path,  because, as the other quote says,

“be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

xo . t



  • jody
    Commented on August 19th, 2014 at 2:47am

    Love this post just what I needed, feeling down in the dumps with life!! Good to know I’m not alone…def made me smile!x

  • Saturday Swoon | Apples to Ziti
    Commented on August 23rd, 2014 at 6:49am

    […] {via} […]

  • Kat
    Commented on September 4th, 2014 at 8:33pm

    This is a lovely post, and so refreshing to read! xo

  • Trina
    Commented on September 4th, 2014 at 8:51pm

    thanks, kat. xo . t

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
    Commented on September 14th, 2014 at 11:41pm

    What a great message – and perfect timing! Thanks for this!

  • Trina
    Commented on September 16th, 2014 at 3:03pm

    thank you, kristi. i’m so glad on the timing…. love when that happens. xo . t

  • Favorite Things Friday -
    Commented on October 24th, 2014 at 1:09am

    […] Favorite tile.  Favorite quote.  […]

  • A Few of My Favorite Things | Gettin' My Healthy On
    Commented on January 13th, 2016 at 7:10am

    […] Temptation to Quite – I thought this quote was an interesting perspective. It’s a great thought when the going gets […]

  • 4 years (again) | Eilish Eats
    Commented on March 22nd, 2016 at 8:07pm

    […] Source […]

Leave a Reply

Get On The List

Join thousands of readers and receive Trina’s weekly letter: The Weekly Three.
3 things of note, along with encouragement and inspiration for your soul & everyday life.