Quitting is always an option, but so is going forward. Before running, I would quit anything I struggled with. And despite the fact that running is still, to this day, really, really f*cking hard, it reminds me that I can't shy away from the things that I have to work for. It helps me remember that I'm not a quitter.
Across my social channels, from Facebook, Instagram, to Strava, I’ve asked people who, like me, come with a history of giving up, what changed for them. And their answers are really eye opening because this isn’t one size fits all. It’s another reason why all of our stories are so important.
I asked - "Serious question. This one is for anyone who has struggled to get and stay active in the past. What changed? Did you ever quit? If so, what made you want to try again? And most importantly, what made you want to stick with it? We often talk about the advice we'd give to someone struggling but I want to hear your struggle. What did you go through and what kept you fighting?"
Your answers were honest, vulnerable, unique, but shared the same commonality, running and being active changed the way you saw and felt about yourself and what you were capable of.